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Missing Flight for QTR8408 18th May

Hello,

I’m checking flights for QATAR 8408 to occur in 18th May, I was expection 2 flights for that that.
One from DOH to ALA and another from ALA to HKG.

FlightAware only detects one flight from DOH to HKG.

Other flight trackers shows that information, as you can check by this printscreen:

Why this is happening? How can I treat these cases?

Thanks.

If a flight has multiple legs endpoints like FindFlight can be used to identify potential linked individual flights between multiple airports by providing an origin and destination.

Hi @dogrock.

This is the response from FlightInfoStatus fregarding 18th May.

            {
                "ident": "QTR8408",
                "faFlightID": "QTR8408-1557984391-airline-0441",
                "airline": "QTR",
                "airline_iata": "QR",
                "flightnumber": "8408",
                "tailnumber": "A7-BGA",
                "type": "Form_Airline",
                "blocked": false,
                "diverted": false,
                "cancelled": false,
                "origin": {
                    "code": "OTHH",
                    "city": "Doha",
                    "alternate_ident": "DOH",
                    "airport_name": "Hamad Int'l"
                },
                "destination": {
                    "code": "VHHH",
                    "city": "Hong Kong",
                    "alternate_ident": "HKG",
                    "airport_name": "Hong Kong Int'l"
                },
                "filed_ete": 27600,
                "filed_airspeed_kts": 444,
                "distance_filed": 3913,
                "filed_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558202400,
                    "tz": "+03",
                    "dow": "Saturday",
                    "time": "21:00",
                    "date": "05/18/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558213200
                },
                "estimated_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558202601,
                    "tz": "+03",
                    "dow": "Saturday",
                    "time": "21:03",
                    "date": "05/18/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558213401
                },
                "actual_departure_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558202601,
                    "tz": "+03",
                    "dow": "Saturday",
                    "time": "21:03",
                    "date": "05/18/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558213401
                },
                "departure_delay": -480,
                "filed_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558230000,
                    "tz": "HKT",
                    "dow": "Sunday",
                    "time": "09:40",
                    "date": "05/19/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558258800
                },
                "estimated_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558229520,
                    "tz": "HKT",
                    "dow": "Sunday",
                    "time": "09:32",
                    "date": "05/19/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558258320
                },
                "actual_arrival_time": {
                    "epoch": 1558229107,
                    "tz": "HKT",
                    "dow": "Sunday",
                    "time": "09:25",
                    "date": "05/19/2019",
                    "localtime": 1558257907
                },
                "arrival_delay": -1493,
                "status": "Arrived / Gate Arrival",
                "progress_percent": 100,
                "aircrafttype": "B744",
                "full_aircrafttype": "B744",
                "adhoc": false
            },

Is there any property that indicates my that this flight has any possible leg? Cause I’m requesting only FlightInfoStatus in my application. I don’t want to duplicate requests just to find if the given flight has any leg…

Thanks.

Can anyone help me clarifying my question?

A flight returned in FlightInfoStatus is a single leg.

In the case of a flight that actually has a stop in the middle (such as the DOH to ALA and then ALA to HKG example) there will be two distinct flights each with their own flight number. This is where FindFlight can be helpful. By searching for onestop flights between DOH and HKG it will return sets of paired flights that could match.

Alternately, nonstop from DOH to ALA can be searched to return flights that operate on that segment.

That said it looks like QTR8408 is normally only associated with the nonstop DOH to HKG route. I can’t speak for other trackers placing it on a onestop route via ALA.

Hi @dogrock,

Thanks again for your support.

I stiil have doubts on this question:

because the flight I’ve mentioned had the same flight number. It operated as QTR8408. So this case confused me and I still dont get it and how to check if a Flight has possible legs or not, without firstly, for each flight, check another API method “FindFlight” :frowning:

Can anyone assist?

Thanks