Pricing

FlightStats offers simple, volume-based pricing for the Flex APIs. Most customers will start off with the free Evaluation plan, and then upgrade to the Commercial plan for ongoing use.

Some customers have requested a rate-limited paid plan for ongoing development. For this purpose, you can choose the Limited plan, which offers the same pricing as the Commercial plan, but with monthly API transaction limits.

Evaluation Plan

The Evaluation Plan is a free plan intended for developers who are evaluating the Flex APIs. This plan offers a low number of transactions. Customers are expected to upgrade to a paid plan before launching their product, or when they have exceeded the Evaluation allowance.

The Evaluation plan is available only for new accounts.

Evaluation Plan Usage Limits:

Query Type Limit (per life of plan)
Total - all requests 20000
Flight Status by Airport 1000
Flight Track by Airport 1000
Flights Near 1000
Schedules by Airport 1000
FIDS 1000
Connections 500

Commercial Plan

The Commercial Plan is billed based on the number of transactions used. There is no set monthly maximum on API calls with this plan.

Query Type 1–1,000,000 / month 1,000,001–3,000,000 / month >3,000,000 / month
Airlines (reference) 0.0030 0.0025 0.0020
Airports (reference) 0.0030 0.0025 0.0020
Delay Index (Airport Delays) 0.0040 0.0035 0.0030
Flight Status by Flight 0.0040 0.0035 0.0030
Flight Status by Airport 0.0050 0.0045 0.0040
Flight Status by Route 0.0050 0.0045 0.0040
Flight Track by Flight 0.0010 0.0009 0.0008
Flight Track by Airport 0.0010 0.0009 0.0008
Flights Near 0.0010 0.0009 0.0008
Flight Status by Fleet * N/A N/A N/A
Flight Alerts * N/A N/A N/A
Flight Track by Fleet * N/A N/A N/A
Schedules by Flight 0.0040 0.0035 0.0030
Schedules by Route 0.0050 0.0045 0.0040
Schedules by Airport 0.0050 0.0045 0.0040
Ratings 0.0030 0.0025 0.0020
FIDS 0.0050 0.0045 0.0040
Connections 0.0200 0.0150 0.0100
Weather 0.0030 0.0025 0.0020

All prices are in $USD per query.

* Fleet Status, Fleet Track, and Flight Alerts are not included in our self-service plans. If you are interested in this service, please contact our sales team to learn more and get a quote.

Limited Plan

The Limited Plan provides a limited number of transactions per month, with the same pricing as the Commercial Plan. (Note that only the first column of the Commercial Plan table above applies, since the total transaction volume is limited to 20,000 hits.)

This plan is intended for customers who need to perform an extended evaluation but don't intend to use a large number of transactions, and who want their transaction limits automatically enforced by our system. Your monthly bill would depend on the number and mix of queries used, but would not exceed 110 USD.

Monthly transaction limits are as follows:

Query Type Limit per Month
Total - all requests 20000
Flight Status by Airport 1000
Flight Track by Airport 1000
Flights Near 1000
Schedules by Airport 1000
FIDS 1000
Connections 500

If your company requires a written contract, prohibits payment by credit card, or if you expect to consume high volumes of transactions, please contact your FlightStats sales representative or complete our Contact a FlightStats Representative form to discuss custom contract and monthly billing options.