Questions tagged [flight-schedules]

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Attempting to determine whether a flight took place [closed]

We had some houseguests recently who were scheduled to take American Airlines flight 2953 from SAV to ORD (May 16, 2019). They called and said that there had been a mechanical problem with the plane ...
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Why do airline schedules start in March and October?

Is there any specific reason as to why airline schedules for the summer season start around 27 March and winter season around 27 October? Thanks.
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Would a flight consisting of solely first-class passengers be cancelled due to center-of-gravity issues?

Consider any modern jetliner (narrow-body and widebody separately) in a standard 2 or 3 class configuration. If somehow only first-class or business-class passengers bought seats, would that plane be ...
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Is it possible to predict how busy an airport will be in a given time? (are there existing services that to this?)

I want to know if it's possible to predict how busy an airport will be at a given day or part of day. I know there are services that provide the scheduled flights in an airport Is there also an API ...
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Why is the flight duration of the same flight different in different months? [duplicate]

For example: CX880 (HKG TO LAX) takes 13h40m on the 2nd of August, but only takes 12h50m in September. CI008 (TPE TO LAX) is the same; it takes half an hour less in September than in August. What ...
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Is there any free source for current airline schedule data? [closed]

I am looking for a free database with complete and accurate airline schedules, especially for major European carriers. I know there is https://openflights.org/data.html but I find the accuracy of ...
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Does Daylight Saving Time affect the flight time?

Say an example flight FRA-LHR, was scheduled say 9am every day. Now will that flight be then moved to 10am once the change to DST happens or will it remain at 9am? I would expect the flight times ...
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What are the practical impacts of airports in the US being mostly IATA Level 2?

IATA classifies airports using levels, which determine how slots are allocated. Source Definitions of levels by IATA, from Slot Coordination Switzerland: Level 1: airports where the capacity of ...
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How does FlightAware correlate flights to Part 91 flight plan data?

I'm looking at some flights in FlightAware. With the scheduled air carrier flights, their call-sign can be crossreferenced with a flight schedule database to determine the origin and destination. How ...
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Is there an API to retrieve airport departure and arrivals?

I am looking for an API to get the arrivals and departures timetable for any airport in real time, like this table on the EuroAirport website: Are services like FlightAware or FlightStats relevant ...
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How can I get historic flight data by N-number?

I'd like to get flight data for the last 10-20 years for an aircraft for which I have an N-number. Basic information-locations and times of arrival and departure. Is there a free database which will ...
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Why do some airlines have different flight numbers for IATA and ICAO? [duplicate]

Most of the time when I see flights on either flightradar24 or flightaware it doesn't matter whether you use the 2-digit IATA code or the 3-digit ICAO code, the flight number is the same, i.e. a ...
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Why does flight duration differ for the same flight?

I was checking the flight duration between two places over a 2-3 month period. The flight duration for the same flight is different for different months. For example, some days the flight takes 13 hrs ...
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Where can I get flight departure change data? [closed]

On sites like flightstats.com, there is an "event timeline" view that shows changes made to the scheduled departure or equipment for a commercial flight. I assume this information is being pulled from ...
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Is there a standard time zone for flight schedules? [duplicate]

I was reading a question on Travel.SE. The asker was asking whether the time on his ticket was in Daylight Savings Time or in standard time. I would imagine flight schedules are supposed to be time-...
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How much time does an landing/take-off add to an otherwise direct flight?

I'm interested to know how much time a descent and ascent to crusing altitude takes as part of a longer journey. A standard jet-aircraft (for example a A340 or 777) flys for eight hours from City A ...
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Do airlines schedule departures based on average environmental conditions of departing airport?

I have noticed that at Dar es Salaam International (HTDA, Tanzania, Africa) all major airlines (namely KLM, Swiss, Emirates, Turkish) schedule their departures mostly at night starting from 10:00 PM ...
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How do airlines provide crews for the return leg of a long-haul flight?

In a video, a Swiss International Air Lines crew flies an Airbus A340-313 (flight LX38) from Zurich to San Francisco. Then, they can be seen (I am not sure if this is on the very same day) visiting ...
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Do Cargo fly very short routes? [duplicate]

Let's say that a package has to travel from point A to point B. These places are not located in the same Country, nor are such Countries adjacent to each other. Example: point A is in Italy, point B ...
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Why this huge discrepancy in flight times?

I was looking at return flights from London - Azores islands and was astonished to see the huge difference in flight times, both flights are via Ryanair: out: 3 hr 5 min return: 4 hr 45 min I am ...
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Can airlines schedule more flight arrivals than the airport capacity?

Takeoff and landing efficiency at an airport seems to depend on a number of factors, like number of runways and gates, infrastructure maintenance, weather, or even notorious traffic congestion in some ...
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What do airlines do with planes at the end of a multi-stop route?

The question's kind of broad and simple, so let me be a little more specific. Take Southwest Airlines flight WN3223. This is a multi-stop, trans-continental route that starts at LGA in the morning, ...
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How can I see all commercial destinations to a country from a particular airport? [closed]

I live in Las Vegas, which obviously has a large airport with a broad array of international flights. Is there a quick way for me to see all the non-stop commercial flights that are available to ...
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Where can I find Delta flight schedule information in a structured format? [closed]

I downloaded Delta flight schedules from here but would like this information in a spreadsheet. Does something like that exist?
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Why do airliners have to file delays through their handlers?

Often when listening to ATC (commonly Dublin), when an ATP requests push and start, the controller will reply, "You have missed your pushback window", and/or ask the pilot to call their company or ...
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Airline flight scheduling method differences [closed]

What are the differences between American major mainline passenger airline scheduling policies? Presumably, each airline runs a model or optimization problem for determining where (markets/airports),...
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How are flight schedules displayed without ambiguity on DST change days?

Flight schedules are based on the local time of the station of departure or arrival. Twice a year though, this is either ambiguous or impossible. What happens on these boundaries? Say, for instance, ...
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Is there a Flights API to get flight information months in advance?

I hope I am at the right place here. Asking this at Stackoverflow is not allowed (off topic) I want to be able to plan flights in the future. (6-12 months ahead) I only know the ...