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Incorrect data in JAL flight schedules

When requesting flight schedules for any flight by JAL, it returns the actual ident as JTL:

Example: http://flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/AirlineFlightSchedules?airline=JAL&destination=HND&endDate=1593930000&flightno=11&origin=DFW&startDate=1593875400

{"AirlineFlightSchedulesResult":{"next_offset":-1,"data":[{"ident":"AAL8481","actual_ident":"JAL11","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151},{"ident":"AAL8481","actual_ident":"JTL11","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151},{"ident":"AAL8481","actual_ident":"JTL11","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151},{"ident":"AAL8481","actual_ident":"JAL11","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151},{"ident":"JAL11","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151},{"ident":"JTL11","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1593879000,"arrivaltime":1593926400,"origin":"KDFW","destination":"RJTT","aircrafttype":"B789","meal_service":"Business: Meal / Economy: Meal","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":44,"seats_cabin_coach":151}]}}

It looks like the FlightAware database is joining all airlines on IATA ident JL, which is now used by JAL, and used to be used by JTL.

JTL is a private jet company, which is to say, they are not scheduling any of these flights.

We’ve applied a temporary workaround to eliminate JTL from those schedules, but we are also working on a longer-term fix that should address this type of issue better going forward.

Great to hear, thanks team!