Treeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3053 times:
As always I come to the forum with another little thing that I would love to know more about.
When you check on aiport websites for flight information (departures and arrivals) it tells you always the scheduled time of arrival or departure (which I guess is simple to know) but in the case of arrivals an estimated time which is sometimes before or after the scheduled time.
My question is - how does this system get this information.
Specific example - If I was checking EZE and saw an Iberia flight from MAD with a 10 minute late arrival time while plane is still say half way into its flight, how did that info get into EZE flight info.
EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4970 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
Quoting Treeny (Thread starter): Specific example - If I was checking EZE and saw an Iberia flight from MAD with a 10 minute late arrival time while plane is still say half way into its flight, how did that info get into EZE flight info.
I know that in Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 case, they wait for the airline to give them the info. Many times on their website they don't have the proper info on flights from the US but when you check on the airline's website the info is there. Technically, as soon as the plane is off the ground they could give the ETA to whoever requests it (airlines, airports, etc.)