# Flight information data

I would like to write a program that automatically checks whether a given flight number is correct and the corresponding departure and arrival times.

Is there any function from the Wolfram Language that grants access to such data?

• I don't believe there's a built-in function for this. You may want to look into the OpenSky Network API. – Carl Lange Jan 22 '19 at 13:01
• @CarlLange Well WolframAlpha knows about flights, so that can be utilized in Mathematica. See wolframalpha.com/input/?i=delta+flight+354 . Or try WolframAlpha["delta flight 354"] in Mathematica. – Anton Antonov Jan 22 '19 at 13:07
• @AntonAntonov Ah yes, indeed. Also usable from WL as WolframAlphaResult["delta flight 354", {{"FlightSchedule:FlightData", 1}, "Content"}]. However it doesn't look like this information is built into the standard language but is a WolframAlpha only feature :( – Carl Lange Jan 22 '19 at 13:26
• @CarlLange even though this is not a Mathematica-related subject anymore, I can't resist to ask. Does such API work for future flights, scheduled in, let's say 3 months? Because as far as I could see, it only provides information on aircrafts which are currently in the airspace... – Mat Jan 22 '19 at 13:40
• @Mat I'm afraid I have no idea. There are a few other APIs available, but I didn't look into it in detail. My guess would be that WA integration is for FAA flights only, rather than worldwide - the only European airline flights I can get are ones that start or end in the US. – Carl Lange Jan 22 '19 at 14:14