Noticed something interesting?


I stumbled upon a random tracking of South African Airways 204 JFk to OR Tambo. I noticed that it says the aircraft being used in an a340-300 and the distance is around 8000 nm which is well above that aircrafts capabilities. Is this a flight aware issue?


For me, it says:

Distance Direct: 6,936 nm


7969 statue miles = 6925 nautical miles.

Your distance calculator used statute miles for some reason.


Maybe “statute miles” is picked in My Account. You can pick sm, nm, or km.


May be an A346 instead of A343; sometimes the code the airline provides us (like “340”) is ambiguous so we guess the most common one.