Incorrect aircrafttype in AirlineFlightSchedules response?


#1

Anyone know how often are aircraft types updated in the API, specifically for AirlineFlightSchedules queries? When searching via the API I consistently get incorrect information about aircrafttype (and seats_cabin_ numbers, but that’s expected and not a big deal). By way of example, when searching for flights between KSEA and KSFO on VRD I get A320 as the type when I know for a fact that there are A319 or A321 aircraft also making the trip on a given day (and they also show up as such when searching on the FlightAware site).

Any help would be much appreciated!!

Also, while I’m at it, is there a way to get the IATA equipment code in the AirlineFlightSchedules search? ICAO is very often not specific enough (e.g., ASA 737-800s show up as B738 which is the correct ICAO, but ASA uses the IATA code of 73H)…


#2

At this time, all of our APIs are only able to provide responses in ICAO format since that is what we internally normalize all of our data into.