Rollingstar101 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 29 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9566 times:
Has anybody flown on the same aircraft with the same registration twice or maybe more. With hundreds of aircraft in an airlines fleet what are the chances of this happening.
I had a recent experience when I was flying home on a 757 and I looked at the registration # (N523UA) and it looked familiar. I checked pics when I got on the plane and sure enough it was the same A/C.
P.S. the first flight was ORD-DCA and the second was PHX-ORD.
Depends on the airline and the passenger. For example, there are people who live in Hawaii who fly Hawaiian (or flew Aloha) on inter-island flights regularly for business purposes (in some cases several times a week) or to visit relatives. It would seem to me the odds are quite high that these individuals have flown on the same aircraft on many occasions.
I don't really mind getting on the same plane, its kinda fun like in my first example to fly her again after so many years. However you log less registrations which is the only downturn. I know a fellow aviation enthousiast who goes insane when he's about to fly the same reg.
Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9529 times:
I have quite a few times now. Here are my favorite times:
N949AN (AA 737-800), I flew it on a Saturday IAD-LAX
On Sunday, the next day, I met my family arrving at SNA. They arrived on N949AN!
A few months later I flew on it again LAX-DFW
My best example, which is actually documented in a trip report, is where I flew on BA's 777 G-VIIY on two different itineraries, in the same exact seat! So I got pictures before and after it switched into the new interior. It also has a really loud squeak when the spoilers go up that they didn't fix in the two years between times that I flew it. I made a thread on that here somewhere in Civil I think.
Here's the link to the trip report, and within the trip report are some before/after shots.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9479 times:
I flew SMF-SEA and back a few times during the last days of the AS MD-80s. Since they only had a few left at the time, and I was specifically booking MD-80 flights, it's not surprising that I ended up flying on N975AS twice.
I've also done *lots* of flights on my company's corporate air shuttle. Since they have 6 ERJ-135s, and I've flown much more than 6 flights on them, I know I've flown on every one of those aircraft many times.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9410 times:
I'm sorry to say, my list of repeat birds is endless.
N767NC,N770NC and N787NC, a couple of DC9-50's.....Ten trips each according to my log.
For model 30's, N924RW,N1332U,N962N,N964Nand N994Z.....eight times...each bird.
There are four 757's I have been on five times.
The fun repeats are with one airline and years later, the same bird with another.
I have dozen or so of those.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8663 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9383 times:
Too many times! - just a couple of examples.
07/09/92. BA BA306 LHR CDG 767-336ER G-BNWC
18/02/97. BA BA905 FRA LHR 767-336ER G-BNWC
18/11/04. BA IB7452 BCN LHR 767-336ER G-BNWC
22/05/05. BA BA902 LHR FRA 767-336ER G-BNWC
18/02/06. BA BA478 LHR BCN 767-336ER G-BNWC
25/09/03. BA BA456 LHR MAD A320-232 G-EUUL
09/01/04. BA BA1398 LHR MAN A320-232 G-EUUL
09/05/04. BA BA441 AMS LHR A320-232 G-EUUL
23/05/06. BA BA857 PRG LHR A320-232 G-EUUL
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3732 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9276 times:
The only ones I know of for sure are:
G-VIIG (a BA 777) as I emigrated on it and then a few years later my wife and I flew aboard the same aircraft. My wife was in the same seat that I emigrated in.
B-HUB (a CX 747). Had it on consecutive flights (for me, not the aircraft!) and was in the same seat on each flight. We flew it LHR-HKG and then five days later on HKG-BKK. When we boarded at HKG I noticed the A/C wasn't working (as had been the case leaving LHR) and there was a rather familiar scratch on the PTV ahead of me!
Unless I'm writing a trip report I don't bother looking up the registration but statistically I've flown a few BA's 747-400s more than once.
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11936 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9263 times:
Quite a number of times unfortunately, especially with Air Southwest, although that can't be helped due to their small fleet. I only regret duplicates such as the Air China and LAN Chile A340s, where the flights have been intercontinental and spread out by weeks to months, yet I've still scored the same registration twice. Many are same day flights:
G-WOWB ... Air Southwest ... Dash 8-300
G-WOWD ... Air Southwest ... Dash 8-300
G-WOWC ... Air Southwest ... Dash 8-300
G-WOWA ... Air Southwest ... Dash 8-300
G-WOWE ... Air Southwest ... Dash 8-300
D-3429 ... Brausegeier Gliding Association ... ASK-21
LN-BRV ... SAS Braathens ... B737-500 (Same Day - Four Consecutive Flights)
CS-TGO ... SATA Air Acores ... D228-200K (Same Day - Multistop)
ER-ICB ... Grixona ... Il-18D (Same Day Return - With Extra Stop)
G-BHZH ... Plymouth School of Flying ... C152
HB-IXO ... BAe RJ100 ... x1 Swiss International Airlines
.................................... x2 Swiss European Airlines
4K-AZ75 ... Azerbaijan Airlines ... ATR42-500 (Same Day Return)
B-2385 ... Air China ... A340-313X
CC-CQC ... LAN Chile ... A340-313X
CS-TFJ ... SATA Air Acores ... BAe ATP (Same Day - Open Jaw)
D-6686 ... Brausegeier Gliding Association ... ASK-13
EI-DCM ... Ryanair ... B737-800
EI-JFK ... Aer Lingus ... A330-300
G-BNWW ... British Airways ... B767-300ER
G-BPEK ... British Airways ... B757-200ER
LN-RPJ ... SAS Braathens ... B737-700 (Same Day - Multistop)
PH-KVG ... KLM CityHopper ... Fokker 50
PH-OFI ... KLM CityHopper ... Fokker 100
RP-C3191 ... Cebu Pacific ... A319-100 (Same Day - Multistop)
RP-C3330 ... Asian Spirit ... NAMC YS-11 (Same Day Return)
TF-JMB ... Flugfelag Islands ... Dash 8-100
UR-42366 ... DonbassAero ... Yak 42D
UR-42372 ... DonbassAero ... Yak 42D (Overnight Return)
UR-WRA ... Wind Rose Airlines ... AN-24RV (Same Day Return)
UR-WUA ... WizzAir Ukraine ... A320-200 (Same Day Return)
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