FlightAware Discussions

Why would there be only LID airport in flightinfoex dataset?

Why would I be getting back the Lat/Long of the destination airport instead of the ICAO or IATA from the FlightInfoEX dataset? I queried on the tail and everything looks good except the destination airport. I’m getting back this code.

L 40.04968 116.61906 = Beijing

BUT I can’t take that to the MetarEX to get the arrival weather…It’s not happening much, but enough to make me wonder…


That typically happens if the aircraft goes out of our positional data coverage. Although this case seems odd because the last position is very close to the airport. I will open a bug report with our flight tracking team to see if this could have been handled better.