Flight Log Version 1.2: Operators and Codeshares

I’ve updated my Flight Log to version 1.2 by adding codeshares, operators, and fleet numbers to flights.

Not all flights are operated by the airline that advertises it; often, airlines subcontract out flights to other airlines, particularly regional flights. In either case, whether the flight is operated by the advertising airline (i.e., United) or a different operator (i.e., ExpressJet), the Show Flight view now displays this. In addition, if the flight was a codeshare (where an airline sold a ticket on a partner’s flight), this is shown too.

Details for US Airways flight 2909 on 28 Jun 2014, showing that it's operated by SkyWest Airlines and has a codeshare with American Airlines flight 2669.

Flight map generated using the Great Circle Mapper—copyright © Karl L. Swartz

In this example, I bought a flight through American Airlines, but American Airlines didn’t offer a flight from Flagstaff to Phoenix, so they booked me a ticket on US Airways flight 2909, and American sold it to me (as a codeshare) as American Airlines flight 2669. Then, since this was a short regional flight, US Airways didn’t operate it themselves; they subcontracted out to SkyWest Airlines to actually operate the flight under the US Airways name.

Clicking on the operator brings up details on a Show Operator view:

A map and table of Paul's flights operated by SkyWest airlines.

Flight map generated using the Great Circle Mapper—copyright © Karl L. Swartz

In some cases, I know the fleet number the operator uses for the aircraft, so the bottom of this page contains a list of the known fleet numbers.

A table of SkyWest Airlines's fleet numbers that Paul has flown.

Clicking on any fleet number will show details for all flights flown on that operator-fleet number combination.

Finally, all of the operators are now listed on the Index Airlines view, below the airline list:

A table of Paul's flight operators, and how many flights he's had on each. A large portion of the flights are on regional operators.

…I fly on a lot of regional jets.

Changelog

See the changelog on GitHub.

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