Problem to get data on a flight


#1

Hi,
We have a problem when we are looking
For flight "ELY327"
When we send this data:
@flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/FlightInfoEx?ident=ELY327&howmany=1&offset=0
We get:
{“error”:“no data available”}
The Flight is a real flight & when we search information with your web site we get all the data.
How can you help us ?


#2

FlightXML is only intended for use with recently occurring flights. The flight you mentioned (flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY327) was last tracked 4 weeks ago, which is outside of the 2 week limit that generally applies to most FlightXML functions.


#3

Thanks.

  1. Is there a way to get data on a flight by Date?
  2. You said that is a 2 week limit that generally applies to most FlightXML functions.
    Do u mean 2 week in the Past or in the Futures?

#4

FlightInfoEx will return multiple flights (up to the number in the “howMany” argument), starting from a couple days in the future to 2 weeks in the past. Your application can look through the list of flights in the response and compare the dates to find the one it is interested in.

AirlineFlightSchedules has a range of 3 months in the past and 12 months in the future, but it does not reflect flight status–just planned flight schedules.

Other functions (such as the Search/SearchBirdseye* functions) have about a 24 hour range in the past and a few hours into the future.