- Using flight tracker
- Quickly add airport jobs
- How to add a flight number
Basics of job Bidding
Cab9 is sent updates on flights from Flightstats.com, the same engine used by Google.
Cab9 searches a worldwide database of flights and matches your flight number to the destination airport and terminal of that flight number. Please note that Cab9 will default to the flight details for today if a pickup date has not already been entered you must ensure you enter the correct pickup date!
Cab9 does not currently offer information for outbound flights. Cab9 will also show you an error if the flight is NOT landing on the date given to you for collection. So if this happens, confirm the pickup date with the client. Remembering that just because they are flying from somewhere on Tuesday does not necessarily mean they are landing on a Tuesday, especially for long haul flights.
Codeshare is a popular way of an airline appearing to fly more sectors that it actually does, if you are unable to locate the flight given to you by a client, quickly google the flight number together with the words codeshare. Usually, you’ll see codeshares in an alliance such as OneWorld, StarAlliance or Skyteam, eg a flight will be on AA metal – AA239, with AA the operating carrier – but also sold as CX7425, AY5064 and BA8244.
Rarely it may appear you cannot locate a flight, for example, an EasyJet flight prefixed EZY, this is because the ICAO code is U2 and tin oncoming airport may report the flight details under that number.
So EZY8150 may also be located using U28150 if you cannot find it under EZY
Please always use UPPERCASE and no spaces when searching as this is the first record we will check BA1678 as opposed to ba1678 or ba 1678
Cab9 will immediately start to poll that flight with increasing frequency.
Once ‘in the air’ updates to flight landing times are immediate. Up to this time, the flight will be updated approx every 5 minutes.
The flight tracking will be accurate 99% of the time. However, we are reliant on being sent information from airlines and airports. For VVIP clients it is recommended that you also keep an eye on an alternate source of information to flightstats.com
Please also be aware that flights travelling at 600 MPH can make diversions to alternate landing sites in a short time. A diversion from Gatwick to Manchester may be passed to Flightstats 5 minutes after the decision, which means that the flight will be on the ground in 35 minutes, some 200 miles from where it was expected!
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