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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker Apps
Tiger only hintHave you found any missing airport codes from Flight Tracker in Dashboard? So did I, specifically MBS, our local international airport. So I just went about adding it in hopes that the backend database that it connects to had it listed ... which it did. Here is the fix I used for adding MBS, but the inserted line could be for any airport code.

In a terminal window you, will need to use su or sudo to edit the following file: /Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/AllAirports.js. Since I wanted to keep the list in alphabetical order, I added the following line after the entry for the Miami airport:
{city:"Midland/Bay City/Saginaw",country:"MI",code:"MBS"}, 
The basic layout is:
{city:"City Name",country:"STATE_OR_COUNTRY_CODE",code:"AIRPORT_CODE"}, 
Then all you need to do is close and restart the Flight Tracker widget, and you have MBS as an option now.
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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker
Authored by: socoast on May 31, '05 01:08:55PM

Any way to add missing airlines to the Flight Tracker widget?

I was trying to track an Independence Air flight and it's not listed.



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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker
Authored by: gaudior on May 31, '05 01:46:31PM

There is a file called AllAirlines.js, which has an array similar to the AllAirports.js file.

Inserting the appropriate Airline code should work. Note: I have not tested this.



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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker
Authored by: dlacher on May 31, '05 10:22:22PM

See the file /Library/Widgets/Flight\ Tracker.wdgt/AllAirlines.js for updates to Airlines.



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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 01, '05 05:32:16AM

Can you make it give accurate tracking information too?

I've found it completely useless, were it's said flights were on time where they had been delayed or cancelled.



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10.4: Add missing airports to Dashboard Flight Tracker
Authored by: robg on Jan 26, '06 12:15:04PM

I think 10.4.4 broke this; it appears there's now a plug-in that manages the airports and airlines -- editing either file had no impact for me, even after a restart. Digging with 'grep,' I could only find references to some airports (Miami, for instance, has several entries, but only one in the AllAirports file) in a binary file, FlightTrackerComboBoxPlugin.

-rob.



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