The Connections API provides access to information on upcoming connecting flights between two airports with up to two stops. It is very useful to see possible routes between smaller, regional airports with no direct flights (example: flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Spokane, WA). The data payload returned for this API is a list of Schedules, with extensive detail including departure and arrival times, code share information, carrier, flight number, equipment type, and number of stops and is updated M-F. In addition, the payload includes the elapsed time for a given connecting schedule. When there are no direct flights, the Connections API will produce several options. In cases where two airports have direct flights, it will return those first, and then find connecting flights.
Types of queries:
- First Flight In: Returns connecting flight options that arrive as close as possible to your desired arrival time.
- First Flight Out: Returns connecting flight options leaving your departure airport as soon as possible after your preferred time.
- Last Flight In: Returns connecting flight options that arrive after a designated arrival time.
- Last Flight Out: Returns connecting flight options that depart as far out as possible from a designated time.