As a vital part of the travel industry Limousine operators frequently provide services for their customers to and from Airports. Access to FLIFO is critical to providing great customer service and running the operations as efficiently as possible.
Limo Anywhere provides two modules that provide FLIFO. This article covers the Advanced Flight Tracking powered by Flightstats.
The table below compares the two modules.
|Real-time Flight Tracking Module (Passive Module)||Advanced Flight Tracking powered by FlightStats (Active Module)|
|Queries FLIFO on a request from the System User of Limo Anywhere through the Dispatch Grid.||Automatically queries FLIFO updating the Reservations and/or the Dispatch Grid in Limo Anywhere.|
|Can be used to track a flight in the Dispatch Grid.||Can be used to verify the flight information in a reservation.|
|Pick-up and Drop-off times are changed based on FLIFO manually by the System User of Limo Anywhere.||Pick-up and Drop-off may be set up to automatically update based on changes to FLIFO data.|
|Option to connect with different services.||FlightStats is the only tracking provider for this module.|
For more information on Real-Time Flight Tracking module please see the Knowledge Base article Real-Time Flight Tracking Module.
Setting Up Advanced Flight Tracking powered by Flight Stats
- Click on the 'Dispatch' icon in the toolbar.
- Click the 'Grid Setup' link.
- Select the 'Company Pref' tab.
- Click the 'Update Dispatch Grid Fields' button.
There are five settings at the top under the heading Flight Stats. The chart below shows these settings and how they are used.
|Setting Title||Setting Options and Application|
|Automatically update flight times based on Flight Stats Data||Selecting 'YES' enables AFT to change and update flight times in the reservation record and Dispatch Grids as AFT automatically queries flights.|
|Automatically update PU times based on Flight Stats Data||Selecting 'YES' enables AFT to change and update PU times for Airport Arrival trips only based adjusted flight times from AFT queries.|
|Also update trips for Airport Departure (not recommended)||Clicking the check box to enable the system to change the Pick Up time based on Flight Stats Data. We do not recommend that you enable this option!|
|Automatically Verify All Airport Arrivals||Selecting 'YES' verifies flight information at the time the reservation is made.|
|Automatically Verify All Airport Departures||Selecting "YES" verifies flight information at the time the reservation is made|