Only three flights returned?


#1

When I call FlightInfoEx(“LY12”,15,0) only three flights are returned.

If I’m requesting 15 flights why am I getting only three back?

Thanks.


#2

FlightXML is only designed to return recent flights. For FlightInfo/FlightInfoEx, this means only flights that operated within approximately the last 2 weeks will be returned.


#3

OK, How do I get a list of all flights from the last 30 days instead of the last two weeks?


#4

You may use FlightXML to request aircraft you expect to be interested in and save that information in a database for your future use. Otherwise, it is not possible to retrieve flights older than 2 weeks using FlightXML.

If you do not expect this to be a regular request and you have a strong need for those historical flights, then you can also request a custom CSV report to be generated by FlightAware for a data consultation fee.