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How to identify the correct gates used by specific airline at airports ?

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Hi,

 

Not sure if this belongs here but here goes...

 

I have started flying with a virtual airline and the despatch does not indicate the parked gate.

 

So when I load a scenery/position at the departure airport, I have trouble choosing the gate,just trying to archive a but of realism here.

 

Is there any resource that tells wpt he gates used by specific airline at an airport ?.

 

Thanks


Jeganathan Harishanker (YSSY)

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Sometimes you can get lucky and google a specific airport's terminal map and you can find that information. For example I'll use San Fransisco http://www.flysfo.com/flight-info/airlines-at-sfo

 

Other times you can use flightaware.com and that will also list the departure and arrival gates for that specific flight as you can see listed under the airport names it shows Gate D1 and Terminal 4 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CAL12/history/20160428/0930Z/RCTP/KJFK


Andrew Thompson

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There a couple ways I do it. I'm sure there are other methods.

 

The first is an Internet search such as 'kaqb airport terminal map'.   Not all airports will post maps, but many do.

 

The second, if it is a hub supported by a Virtual Airline is to go to the VA site.  Virtual United Airlines, which I fly for has a 'hub cheatsheet' for each hub they support.

 

Ernie


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I usually take a look at 'FlightBoard' on my iPad and it gives me the departure and arrival gate/terminal for most of the flights I look up. It's available on both Android and iOS. In the picture below, as an example, you can see DXB departures with BA108 selected.

 

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Alternatively, if you don't want to use a second device, you could try FlightStats.com. They usually have terminal information for most of the flights.

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I call up a recent existing flight on Flightaware.com and it gives you the route and the arrival and departure gates.


Jeff Callender

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Thanks all... very helpful... much appreciated....


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And if by any chance you don't get the info you want from flightaware, ifly.com has about every terminal map you need. You can at least find out what gates are used by each airline.


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Todd Harrell

 

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Worst case scenario, open the AFCAD of the airport you're going to depart or arrive at and see how the gates are assigned to each airline. Of course if your flying to or from default airports they wont have any parking codes so it won't make a difference.

 

One other neat thing you can do is assign the correct parking code to your aircraft so that when you land ATC will direct you to a gate used by your airline. This will only work if the airport you fly to has parking assignments assigned to the AFCAD and that there are gates available for your airline and the gates are the correct size for your aircraft.


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I call up a recent existing flight on Flightaware.com and it gives you the route and the arrival and departure gates.

 

Mostly just for US flights though, with a few exceptions. 

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I just pulled up flights from Hong Kong to Beijing and Hong Kong to San Francisco, so I think the international schedules on Flightaware are pretty comprehensive.


Jeff Callender

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The schedules yes, but not the gates, usually. Unless you're using some fancy version of flightaware that I'm not aware of :P

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www.flightstats.com provides the departure gate (and sometimes also the arrival gate) for a lot of airports, including airports outside the US. I just tried it with flights departing from Amsterdam, Beijing and Hong Kong.


Marc ter Heide

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www.flightstats.com provides the departure gate (and sometimes also the arrival gate) for a lot of airports, including airports outside the US. I just tried it with flights departing from Amsterdam, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Thanks... will try that....


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Go to the airport website. Go to arrivals and departures and check what gate theg airline uses


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