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Airport FIDS
« on: November 27, 2013, 07:32:38 AM »
Hello everybody,

I would like to use an airport FIDS, and I see that Flighstat website gives this kind of flights information under its "Developer Center / FIDS" section.

If you visit the site you see that the info should come in this format: api.flightstats.com/flex/fids/rest/v1/{format}/{airport}/{departures|arrivals}
Is it a good format for Mediasignage?

I ask this because this API is not for free, so i want to be sure before paying, and also because I then realized that this website is supplying several other options for free, under the "Link to Us" section", that maybe are enough for my needing:  just the list of Departures of just 1 specific airport (Paris Charles de Gaulle)

Is anyone already using airport feeds?

Thank you!


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Re: Airport FIDS
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 08:05:31 AM »
there are many ways to incorporate this, including the XML component... you may need middleware such as PHP to re-format some of the live feed, but should be trivial to do.

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Re: Airport FIDS
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 02:57:16 PM »
We have a great relationship with FLYTE SYSTEMS/ITS.  They can help you with this by setting up a format you like in a simple HTML feed.  Data can be for any airport you like.  AR/DP and even baggage claim updated every few seconds is possible.  It's not cheap because the data is compiled from a number of sources, but it is easy.  Here's a great contact at FlyteSystems... Scott Triphahn, 847-671-4793.  Mention our name for absolutely no benefit whatsoever!  :)


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