We have decided to publish changes to the process which automatically pulls real life United flights on a nightly basis. As a growing community, listening to our members is essential. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to build a better virtual airline experience. The current script which only offers United Airlines flights happening in real life on that day will undergo some changes based on this feedback.
Once per season, all Star Alliance flights will be wiped from our schedule and renewed with new routes. This process will take an entire week and always takes place during the first month of the new season (January, April, June, October 1-7). After this week, the schedule should contain 99% of the airline’s routes. You might notice a limited amount of available lights in the first half of the week, this is because we can only retrieve flights up to 24 hours in advance. A daily pull will thus increase the our schedule’s accuracy.
Changes to the schedule will go into effect on May 1st, midnight UTC/Zulu. Some slight performance issues might occur around that time as we pull in thousands of new flights. Feel free to track ongoing incidents on our brand new status page: https://status.virtualua.org/ .
Chief Technology Officer
Jumpseat Chatter for the week of 4/9/17 has been released! It includes the announcement of Hub Stats and CAT Free! Please check your email and don’t forget the spam if you don’t see it!
Congratulations to the Winners for the Sponsored Prizes! They are:
We will have the screenshot contest winners up soon! It will take probably a week!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the VirtualUA Birthday Bash last night! We had lots of fun flying in and out of Chicago with some awesome ATC Provided by our Partner VATSIM! If you could not join us last night stay tuned because our big Summer Event is coming up.
Don’t forget our event tonight! 2359Z to 0400Z Fly from ANYWHERE to Chicago O’Hare International airport with any aircraft! This event will be on the Vatsim Network and 5 prizes will be given away to lucky pilots! We are so excited! You can still sign up in the crew!
Don’t forget to sign up for our event on Saturday from 2359Z-0400Z! You can fly from anywhere to Chicago O’Hare (KORD)! It’s CAT Free which means you can fly any aircraft during this event. The staff is so excited!
Remember the sign up is on the main page of the “crew”. If you have any questions feel free to ask on our Facebook page or our Social Media websites!