Space Availability by Time Instead of Flight Number?

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  1. Explore
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    Flight numbers change, especially when the query is for months in the future. And there's no notice when that happens. For flight availability, can EF do one or both of the following:
    1) Allow queries by airline for the entire day (international flights), or partial day (domestic flights), with no flight number
    2) When a flight number disappears for the route and date requested (or flight time changes significantly), auto-notify the member so they can place a new query including the new flight number or airline.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    1. The only searches that require a flight number now are Seat Maps, and that's not something we have control over.
    2. Services for flight status notification already exist, such as the alerting service from FlightStats.com. With regard to Flight Availability alerts, we don't have a way to know when the flight schedule changes.
     
  3. Explore
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    I don't follow. I just tried a flight alert on NZ from SFO to AKL, and it specifically asks for a flight number, not a block of time
     

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