First of all my thoughts and prayers go out to the whole FA staff during this time. I am glad to hear that everyone so far has reported in safe (from what we’ve been told).
I looked through the discussions and couldn’t find the answer. If it has already been asked, I apologize. I help manage a virtual airline based on the operations of Delta / Air France-KLM and other Skyteam partners. Up until a couple of years ago, we used to get our data directly from Innovata. After they were purchased by FlightGlobal, the prices we paid went up quite considerably. As a result, we have to look for a new provider and recode our back-end accordingly.
We’re interested in going the FA route because of the breadth of data available to us but I’ve got a couple of questions before we pull the trigger.
- If we do the FlightXML3 beta and sign up for the Silver package, how do we go about doing an initial data cull of schedules? Would it be considered an initial single query if we did SetMaximumResultSize to 15000 (or even higher) or would we have to pull multiple calls and construct our updated database accordingly?
- Ongoing basis (and slightly related to Question 1), if we make the call on a daily basis, is there a function in the string that will allow us to skip flights that aren’t updated?
We are striving for ultimate realism in the schedules department to ensure that we only have the most current and up to date information on the schedules.
Thanks in advance,