CapitalAvGeek wrote:Flightradar24 says, "Flightradar24 combines data from several sources including schedule and flight status databases from airlines and airports around the world. These databases includes most regular and scheduled flights but some minor airlines and charter airlines may be missing. Flightradar24 is working continuously to acquire as much route data as possible."
As far as showing the registration for an upcoming flight, the correct aircraft should be shown, but the airline could change the aircraft at any time based on delays or any other reason. I think some flights don't show the aircraft registration because either the airline does not publish that information or the airline uses a different aircraft code than what is standard across the world. For example, AF54 does not show an aircraft registation for tomorrow because it shows the equipment as 388 instead of A388.
od-bwh wrote:The only problem though is that FR24 sticks with the first one, and doesn't update the aircraft tail number accordingly.
XAM2175 wrote:It's possible too that the aircraft-planned details are not drawn from a specific database but rather are inferred from previous patterns - so if, for example, the aircraft operating flight XY123 has then consistently gone on to operate flight XY456, it's a reasonable assumption that you can extend this back far enough to work out how to extend it forward a few days or so.
od-bwh wrote:Flightradar24 lists the registration of the aircraft that will be used on flights a few days from now for some airlines in NA and Europe. I believe this is one of the most powerful features of FR24, and regardless of how accurate it is (sometimes it's not, based on experience), it is a great feature. I tried to google this, but couldn't find an answer. Where does FR24 get its data from? It's not always available, so I'd guess it's sourced out from the airlines' databases themselves, and if so, it must be a very extensive network of big data!
32andBelow wrote:Airlines don’t have their lines routed out more than a couple days and they are constantly changing due to irrops. Any tail
Assignment more than 24hours out is highly suspect.
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