Manually link a flight plan with an active tracked flight
In this topic, you learn how to link a flight plan to a tracked flight when linking doesn't happen automatically.
We estimate that this will take 2 minutes to complete.
2 Detailed Explanation
You can link a flight plan to a tracked flight when linking doesn’t happen automatically (because some data didn’t match).
When you link a different flight with an active flight, you correct missing or incorrect data in the tracked flight with the data from the other flight.
Imagine that in this scenario, tail N808SY (flight SCX 725) is showing the wrong flight path or no flight path.
To correct that, first investigate the data on the Flight Details pane for that flight.
You must be logged in as a user with reporter rights to perform this procedure.
Data that could be missing (although not in this case), include the callsign or the arrival or departure airport codes. On occasion, any of these data elements could be missing from the FlightAware feed.
Set the Flight Plan slider so that the flight plan continues to display after you close the Flight Details pane.
Click the Flight Plan slider.
Click anywhere on the map.
If you know there is a flight later in the schedule that uses the appropriate flight plan, click the flight in the PLANNED section of the Flight List that you know contains the correct flight plan.
Click the Link Flight Plan button.
Click the Link button.
Review the displayed message carefully to be sure that you want the displayed data to be linked to the active flight.
If this is not the replacement you want to make, click Cancel.
When you click Link, the missing or incorrect flight plan is replaced and the new flight plan will be used for any alert purposes.