Commercial Services ✈ Flight Status API / Flight Tracking API / FlightAware API ✈ Pricing Class List
FlightXML is priced on a volume-basis with a per-transaction fee. There are different classes of transactions based on the complexity of the request. The more queries that a user account makes per month, the less the per-query fee is. There is no minimum commitment, minimum usage fee, or signup fee. You pay only for the actual usage you accrue.
The classes of queries separate the most complex queries for FlightAware to deliver from the more simple queries. All FlightXML users are allowed to use all classes without any restrictions, since these pricing classes are only used to determine the cost that will be billed for that individual request. For example, requesting a list of aircraft en route to LAX ("Enroute") would be a more expensive class query than requesting the name and location of an airport ("AirportInfo"). Requesting the heading of an aircraft based on two positions ("LatLongsToHeading") would be an even less expensive class query.
Existing FlightXML users can view their current FlightXML account billing status.
At the lowest end of the volume scale (from 1 to 9,999 queries a month), each class 2 query is $0.0079 Therefore, if your application made two class 2 queries every 10 minutes (288 per day, 8,640 per month) your monthly bill would be $68.26.
However, if your application made two class 2 queries every minute (2,880 per day, 86,400 per month), each class 2 query is $0.0033 and your monthly bill would be $285.12.
FlightXML customers using or committed to a minimum of 500,000 queries a month are entitled to free development support. Lower volume customers are offered development support at a rate of $200/hr with a minimum of one hour per incident. Simply contact Commercial Support.