Wow! I mean just wow! It takes a lot to really impress me but this FlyerTalker has started my week mega impressed. Take a look:
The tool that user “dlflyer00” has set up on the site https://pnr.sh gives you simply TONS of data about your upcoming flight reservation (i.e. PNR) that you normally do not see either on Delta.com or the Fly Delta App.
Updated, March 9:
Delta apparently asked the site’s developer to take down the tool. This person writes:
I got a (respectful) request from Delta to disable this tool for a week while they make changes to the information available via the API. I will bring it back after that, presumably though without cooler things like remarks.
This information has been visible for years, but I guess FlyerTalk is enough motivation to hide them
That certainly stinks. Thanks, though, to dlflyer00 for creating the fun, resourceful site! That kind of coding know-how always amazes me.
Despite the Delta PNR tool being posted on a well-known and frequently-visited public forum that truly does feature some very helpful and good information, several people placed blame solely on travel bloggers because a few of us write about the site. (Newsflash: Delta people read FlyerTalk. 🙂 ) So — sorry? (Not sorry? 😉 )
The most remarkable part of all of it is the “Remarks” section that you are unlikely to have access to unless you are a Delta agent (at least, I have never been able to find this data elsewhere). This can be so helpful when it comes to schedule changes – or more importantly – if some Delta rep manually puts remarks into your reservation that you either want there or do not want to see.
Sadly, I doubt the site will be allowed to last because, as we should all know, Delta legal folks are quick to respond to things they don’t appreciate! Like Award Wallet and so many other useful tools to help us, I fear PNR.sh will soon get a nasty legal letter to stop scraping data (even though WE are the one doing it and WE are scraping our own Delta data).
I am no “GO” programmer (nor any kind of programmer). I attempted to load and run the PNR.sh open source code in a command shell in windows on my computer and got nowhere. Maybe an educated reader can help us all to be able to have this stunning tool on our devices locally and in this way not be able to have Delta shut down this stunning gift to frequent flyers.
Also, as a side note, it ties in with another tool we often use here on the blog, the Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator (https://fly.qux.us/smcalc) to estimate how many points we will earn for any given flight (they do not scrape Delta data thus why it likely has been able to last this far). Not 100% perfect — but really neat that it has been incorporated into the software.
Anyway, for now, we have a remarkable tool to get data on our upcoming travels with Delta. – René
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