YOWZA From South Africa, joined Jul 2005, 5042 posts, RR: 14 Posted (4 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
I'm not sure if the string below is industry standard or AC-specific but I would love some help decoding it. Corrections to my terminology are welcome.
3 AC 0010101J09FEB1210MAR121234567 YYZ12001200-05001 NRT15101510+09001 77WXX XX II J42Y307A01 01000003
This is what I have managed to get so far:
3 - ?
AC - Operating Carrier
001 - Flight Number
01 - Flight Variation Number
01 - ?
J - ?
09FEB12 - Effective start date of flight variation
10MAR12 - Effective end date of variation
1234567 - Days operated
NRT - Destination Airport
1510 - Arrival Time (local time)
1510+0900 - Stage Time In time zone of arrival airport?
1 - Arrival terminal
77W - Aircraft type (although I thought AC1 was 77L)
XX - ?
XX - ?
II - ?
J42Y307 - Seating Config/breakdown
A01 - ?
01000003 - ?
The +0900 is the time difference between GMT/UTC and local time in Tokyo, i.e. local time at NRT = GMT/UTC plus 9 hours. Same thing for the -0500 after the departure time from Toronto, i.e. local time in YYZ = GMT/UTC minus 5 hours (when daylight saving time isn't in effect).