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Openflights vs MyFlightRadar24

DC3

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Well, I’m certainly not looking forward to any of this, based on some reported experiences. Came as a bit of a bolt out of the blue. Glass-half-empty, here. 😀

Still undecided as to whether it’s going to be worth the effort. Shame about FlightTracker.
 

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After clearing the incorrect flights, the import of my flights was relatively straightforward apart from a 1967 flight shown as 2067 - I'll be 116 then! and three flights failing to load as the airport codes somehow had an extra X at the end. Now I just need to go through and add the aircraft types.
The aircraft types are the issue... otherwise I've been successful importing my .csv into mfr24
 

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I found the process to get my ~900 flights into OpenFlights was relatively simple and mirrored what has already been shown upthread. Dates into the right format was about the only change in the .csv file, then I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon cleaning up the flights in the OF site. If your flight list was mostly basic major airlines to/from major ports then the cleanup should be very minor.
Mine was a little more complex due to some historical airlines and airports being listed. eg: TAA, Brindabella Airlines, Iceland Express all came over as something else. I thought I'd checked the 'keep historical' box, but may not have...

Anyway, OpenFlights maintains a familiar user experience so I'm happy. Biggest advantage over AFF version is that it has a more modern user database so easier to find obscure places. Biggest disadvantage is that the 'create new' (airport, port, railway station) function isn't working due to not being able to specify a country in a drop down menu.

I chose OF ahead of myFR24 due to the simple fact of airport symbology: the pins in myFR24 seem overly cluttering and unnecessary. A secondary reason (speculation) is that the commercial nature of FR24 will see the user flight data being exploited or otherwise marketed to.
 

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I first created an account and imported (with no issues, but it did hang/break connection to the site for about 15 minutes for me) with FR24. However, using TripIt sync was buggy as all hell and said lots were missing.

I then created an account with OpenFlights, and imported (without changing any data on my CSV including date format) and it all worked just fine. The TripIt sync is 100% and shows completely up to date. Easy.
 
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Thanks Cliff
Today I found the CSV file in "downloads" on my PC, registered with Open Flights and then Imported the file and lo and behold there is was after "parsing" whatever that is. All data came in and it looks exactly the same as before except it has dropped 1 airport in the numbers which is of no concern.
So it looks like I am back in business after all. I cannot use Excel so could not try to amend anything to use MyFlightRadar24
I went back into AFF but Flight Tracker has disappeared from the drop down menu, is this because I have exported my file? I did this to compare the data but as I had printed it out previously was able to compare anyway.
 

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So it looks like I am back in business after all.
Good to hear :)

I went back into AFF but Flight Tracker has disappeared from the drop down menu, is this because I have exported my file?
No, it was removed from the navigation menus in preparation for its retirement at the end of October. You can still get to it by HERE. (Or by clicking on "My Map" on all your posts)
 

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The aircraft types are the issue... otherwise I've been successful importing my .csv into mfr24
Loading the missing aircraft (and some earlier missing flight numbers) is taking ages. However, it has shown up some mistakes and missing flights so I think it's worthwhile.
 
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