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    Flightradar24/Thomson Airways

    Hi,
    Have noticed over the last few days that many Thomson Airways flights are not showing flight details on flightradar24 including origin and destination airports as well as actual departure time from origin airport. Is there any particular reason for this, or just a glitch in the system?

    The above applies to clicking on both airports used by Thomson's and their aircraft fleet.

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    Possibly because FR24 doesn't get Thomson charter flights from its online routes provider. And compounded by the switch to winter flight schedules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anmer View Post
    Possibly because FR24 doesn't get Thomson charter flights from its online routes provider. And compounded by the switch to winter flight schedules.
    Many thanks for your reply, but not sure you are correct, as this has only been happening in the last few days after Thomson had already changed over to their winter schedules.

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    FR24 gets its routes from an online provider. If no routes are shown, either the transmitted flight ID doesn't match the flight number (as used for tickets and airport boards) or the provider doesn't have the flights.

    I think my first suggestion is valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anmer View Post
    FR24 gets its routes from an online provider. If no routes are shown, either the transmitted flight ID doesn't match the flight number (as used for tickets and airport boards) or the provider doesn't have the flights.

    I think my first suggestion is valid.
    I'm not questioning the 'mechanics' of flightradar24, but can only speak as I have noticed on flightradar24 over the past week - especially since last Wednesday!

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    And I'm only trying to provide an answer to your question:

    "Is there any particular reason for this, or just a glitch in the system?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anmer View Post
    And I'm only trying to provide an answer to your question:

    "Is there any particular reason for this, or just a glitch in the system?"
    And many thanks for your response.

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    Hi,
    Just an update to mention that Thomson flight details have been displayed as normal on flightradar24 over the past two days. So clearly a glitch in the system for a few days, as details were previously being displayed without a problem on commencement of winter schedules!

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    Anmer have given you a correct answer to your question. This applies to all charter flights, not just Thomson.

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    Hi,
    Not wishing to get into a major argument here - but please note that I have only reported as I have found using flightradar24 during the past seven to ten days and since commencement of the current winter schedules!

    Whilst I appreciate that if either the transmitted flight ID doesn't match the flight number (as used for tickets and airport boards) or the provider doesn't have the flights, then yes this would create a loss of valid displayable data, especially if it where the case that information between service planning systems/diagrams and final version timetable databases does not agree. Something which I've had first hand experience of sorting out elsewhere in the transport industry. However a 'valid' version (either short term or long term) of this information must have already been uploaded to flightradar24, otherwise Thomson flights (for example) would not have displayed full flight details during the first few days of operation of the current winter schedules!

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