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What's the best/simplest API for obtaining details of flight movements? [closed]

What's the easiest way to find out how many flight movements an airline had over a historical time period? I don't want real-time data about what's in the air right now, just "airline X flew this ...
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How are Airlines like WizzAir able to fly between Saudia and Italy

As stated in the title I'm looking to understand how an airline like WizzAir Malta can fly between Milan, Rome, and Vienna from Riyadh. Their AOC is from Malta, and the EU has no open skies agreement ...
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Why don't flight attendants wear pants instead of skirts?

After watching this video and noticing these Super Jet Airline flight attendants are wearing pants, I asked myself why not all airlines have their flight attendants wear pants instead of dress/skirts ...
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The evolution of airline safety videos - is it going in the wrong direction? [closed]

When the very first airline safety videos were introduced, they were very straight-forward, explaining the features of the aircraft without any extra drama / cultural element infused in them. Over the ...
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How valuable is CFI hours outside USA?

CFI serves as an excellent pathway to the airline industry. However, if I don't have the necessary paperwork to remain in the US and work, how does accumulating 1500 hours in single-engine aircraft ...
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Do airlines need to get approval from manufacturers for procedure deviations?

This question (Why do airlines use their own procedures instead of manufacturers'?) about different procedures with different airlines prompted a followup question from me. Where deviations occur ...
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Historical Number of Aircraft in Service (by Airline)

I am looking for historical data on the number of commercial passenger aircraft in service, ideally with additional information on the associated airline. My search so far has turned up one scientific ...
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Advice on establishing a solid career

1.Do you feel that students who does not have the opportunity to attend the popular schools can be at a disadvantage when applying for jobs at the airlines? Rant My Thing is I would love to go to a ...
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Why can some aircraft not fly near the north pole?

The Adiru on the Airbus 320 has an limit like 84°N latitude. What happens if the plane is flown above that latitude?
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Remotely controlled civilian passenger jets [closed]

Remotely controlled aircraft have existed since at least the first "world war" (eg, The Aerial Target), so any sensible review would suggest that all civilian passenger fleets would have ...
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What happens when you put significant weight on the tail of a commercial airplane?

I'm curious what happens if you put some extra weight in the back of the airplane (let's say a small GE turbine or something). I'm new to Stability and Control side of things and curious how the new ...
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Where would you smell the extensive use of cigarettes in the cockpit of an A321? [closed]

Last night I flew on a A321 and midway during the 2.5hrs flight I went to the rear right toilet. It strongly smelt like hefty cigarette smell, but not like anybody would have smoked in there. I had ...
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What are Market Share, Market Size & yield in aviation network planning? [closed]

I came across the terms Market share, size & yield in aviation network planning. I don't really know what that means, anyone can provide me with a simplified explanation or maybe a reference where ...
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Have airlines average fleet age been shrinking?

I had read somewhere that nowadays Average age of Airlines is shrinking. I do not know how much of that is true. I did see this - https://simpleflying.com/airlines-youngest-fleets/ On the other hand, ...
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How does an airline respond to the loss of one of its aircraft in a hostile country?

I was wondering if the steps are the same as an accident on home ground where there is a go team and how they set up the area around the crash site, with a team contacting passegner relatives.
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Why hasn’t SpiceJet painted their own logo on their newly acquired aircraft?

So I’m referring to the airline company SpiceJet here. They have acquired old airplanes of the company that has now gone under, Jet Airways. The above plane is clearly an old Jet-Lite plane that ...
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How is flight planning performed with short turnaround times?

For low cost carrier short-haul flight such as Dortmund-London I have experienced multiple times that turnaround times are around 20-25 minutes. In such a short time what is included in the flight ...
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Hub-and-spoke networks: fixed and variable costs

In the economic literature, many authors sustain that hub-and-spoke networks: Increase the fixed costs sustained by the airlines. Reduce the marginal costs (by allowing for a more efficient use of ...
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Variable versus fixed costs in the airline industry

I want to list the costs airlines have to sustain by distinguishing them between variable and fixed. Variable costs change in proportion to aircraft usage. Fixed costs show little or no change in ...
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How to correct these garbled tail numbers?

I have a collection of tail numbers of US aircraft which flew a bunch of domestic flights in the 2000's, but some of them seem to end with @ or ...
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How much does a 3 day cabin crew recurrent training cost?

Airlines are getting rid of instructors. How are they carrying out recurrent training and how much does it cost the crew?
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What could explain the fact that during 1976-80, I used to hear commercial jets make sonic booms while flying overhead?

I've read on this site & on Wikipedia that there have only been a couple of commercial jet planes in history that have broken the sound barrier--either in testing (without passengers) or during an ...
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What process do flight attendants and pilots follow to bid for routes?

What process do flight attendants and pilots follow to bid for routes and how does seniority play into this? Is it the same across multiple airlines/does IATA have a preordained process that airlines ...
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Why do airlines not paint the wings on their livery? Why? [duplicate]

Does anyone know why airlines do not paint the wings on their aircraft? What is the reason why?
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What is the cost of electricity generated in the E175-E1?

I'm comparing two types of cabin illumination, and I'm having a difficult time to estimate the cost that will be saved by utilizing lights with a lower power consumption. What are the costs of ...
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Why are non-essential passenger flights still being flown? [closed]

I'm not asking about essential passenger flights like for "like food, supplies, and flying medical workers. Oughtn't non-essential passenger flights have been shut down in North America, to curb the ...
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How do airlines bring spare parts to aircraft stranded outside their main facilities?

No professional relationship with aviation. Just an avid follower. I guess it depends on location/part availability, etc, but looking for what typically happens. For the purpose of the question, ...
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Is it a bad idea to brush your teeth with water from an airliner sink faucet? [duplicate]

Is it a bad idea to brush your teeth with water from an airliner sink faucet? Does some sort of health risk from said water outweigh the risk of poor dental hygiene?
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ExpressJet IATA code before "merger" with Atlantic Southeast?

Before 2011, Atlantic Southeast had the IATA 2-letter code "EV". Then, On November 22, 2011, both ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast Airlines achieved a single operating certificate that allowed ...
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Why is the IATA Airline Accounting Code abbreviated as PAX?

I'm dealing with some configuration files used in a software system. There's a single configuration file for each airline, e.g. like for Cathay, below: ...
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Is Qantas holder of the world’s longest commercial non-stop flight? [duplicate]

Is it Singapore Airlines or Qantas that is currently holding the record for the world longest non-stop commercial flight?
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Can a company return an aircraft in leasing? [closed]

regarding A380 I see that Singapore Airline and AirFrance return 2 and 5 respectively to their lessors, so I would like to know, how the give back operation works? Are there any penalty to pay? I was ...
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Why Do Airlines Still Use Tractor-feed Printers? [closed]

Why do airlines still use those old dot-matrix tractor-feed printers at their gate counters? I’ve always thought that was hilarious.
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Do they wait until all aircraft have landed before winding up an airline?

This BBC article suggests that any announcement about winding up Thomas Cook will wait until late at night and all its planes are on the ground (I guess they don't fly long haul distances?) before an ...
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Why are inflatable pillows not allowed on board? [closed]

Inflatable cushions designed to ensure extra space that children sleep comfortably between the passenger seats are not accepted aboard by most of the airline companies for they can obstruct evacuation ...
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Are airlines responsible for Airport security or Airports concerned or third-parties on terminal-side? [closed]

In Indian Airports, all sort of terminal-side security is done by CISF . They do all the frisking and baggage screening etc. I am concerned more for the terminal-side security rather than airside ...
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May airlines cancel unprofitable flights?

If a given flight is unprofitable for an airline (occupancy ratio or – more precisely – revenue from ticket fares and cargo below the break even point) and if operating this flight incurred a bigger ...
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What is an "unsafe airline"? [closed]

Question: Is there any internationally accepted definition for what an "unsafe airline" is based on objective criteria (e.g. fatalities per million passengers) ? Or is there an international standard ...
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How do airlines handle their non-standard passengers for the load control process? [duplicate]

How are non-standard passenger weights maintained in the systems? How they do they handle these passenger weights between check in and load control system and etc..
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Is it possible to know why an airline operates specific equipment on certain routes?

I've spent far too long staring at flight tracking sites, and occasionally I think I'll notice some pattern in what types of aircraft a given airline uses for certain scenarios/routes. For example, ...
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How do flight crews handle a death aboard a commercial aircraft? [duplicate]

Kinda a morbid subject I know, but whether a prince or a street sweeper, we all dance with the Grim Reaper - sooner or later. And there’s no reason he cannot visit you at 30,000 feet, if it’s your ...
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If an airline purchases an aircraft, do they have to/feel compelled to change the livery?

If an airline purchases a used commercial aircraft, which would be painted in the livery of its previous owner, would the new airline ever be required (by law) to re-paint the aircraft in their own ...
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Why is there still an Air Berlin branded plane operating as of Sep 5th, 2018?

Yesterday, I flew from TXL and was quite surprised to see this during taxi: It very much looks like people boarding an Air Berlin flight, an airline that supposedly does not exist any more. Local ...
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If airliners profit by moving luggage from checked to carry-on, why do some LCC gate-check luggage?

According to this answer, the less luggage is transported as checked luggage, the more "room" (in terms of weight) there is to bring along cargo, and thus more profit. At the same time, some LCCs ...
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Why are airlines so concerned with checked baggage weight?

Why is it that commercial airlines are so concerned with checked baggage weight, such that they charge extra just for the privilege of checking in a suitcase with a limited weight (e.g. 15kg), and ...
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Why do airlines split themselves into domestic and international subsidiaries?

As an example, Air Canada operates its own brand for international flights, but has a subsidiary called Air Canada Rouge for domestic and US flights. What's the reason for creating such subsidiaries?
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Why has the Bombardier CSeries been delayed in starting service with Delta Air Lines?

Delta Air Lines placed a large order for the Bombardier CSeries. I don't know the original projected date for the start of CSeries flying, but I think it already passed. When is DAL planning to start ...
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Why is the UAE the only country with two flag carrier airlines?

The United Arab Emirates has two flag carrier airlines, Etihad Airways and Emirates. There are 195 countries in the world, and 147 of them have one single flag carrier airline. United Arab Emirates is ...
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During the holding procedure is it required that the pax must have the seat belt on?

Imagine to have to hold at a busy airport before landing for a quite long time (let's say 20 plus minutes), does it requires that the pax must have the seat belt on during the whole holding procedure? ...
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How much does weight really affect the operation cost?

Hi given an information from a reliable new source article (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/business/worldbusiness/11iht-air.1.13628276.html), it was mentioned that "Every 25 pounds we remove, we ...
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