This release sees the addition of historical data in Status Direct now offering data back to the beginning of 2017.
Given the nature of historical data, there are some data points that are not fully available in the historical data. The table below details those fields as well as pertinent historical information. The full list of fields available in Status Direct can be found here
|Field Name||History Detail|
Comprehensive data available from 1st January 2019.
|ACTUAL_FIRST_CLASS_SEATS||Comprehensive data available from 1st February 2021.|
|PREDICTED_FIRST_CLASS_SEATS||Comprehensive data available from 1st January 2019.|
Non-operational flights (also known as code share flights) are comprehensively available back to 1st January 2019.
Diverted Flights Change
We have improved the way diverted flights are presented in Flight Info Direct. Previously, a diverted flight was represented by a Flight State value of “Diverted” as well as the presence of a Diversion Airport (IATA, ICAO, FAA). However, a dedicated "Diverted" Flight State meant that further updates to a flight, such as InAir or Landed, would not be published. This meant users could not effectively follow the remainder of a flight's journey. The change we have made sees the removal of “Diverted” as a Flight State and the presence of a Diversion Airport in one of the following fields is now the way to identify a diverted flight:
If there is a value in these fields it indicates that the flight is diverted. Please note that the subsequent local status times will be presented in the local time zone of the diversion airport. With this adjustment, we have now made it easier for you to identify if a flight was diverted to another location while at the same time being in the air, or even right after it has left the gate.