ACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5983 times:
I am wondering how you all get the registration of aircrafts that you have flown on. Do you all look out the window in the airport at the plane to see the registration? Do you all ask somebody what the registration of the aircraft is? Or do you all get it some other way? I want to know this so I can get the registration of an aircraft I will be flying on an upcoming trip. All answers would be appreciated.
ZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5879 times:
Always depends on the airport I am flying in/out of, airline I am flying with, etc.
At FRA, you can get the registration information for all flights (including military, executive charter, cargo, etc.) via the FIS (airport information system). After selecting the language you have to select OPS inbound or OPS outbound. There you can get the registration of all planes operating in and out of FRA.
On LH, e.g. they have the registration of the plane printed on the cabin wall in big black letters on the right hand side when you enter the plane via the front door.
Sometimes I just ask the check-in agent for it as they can see it in their system as well.
Then there is, of course, also the possibility to look out of the window. Usually I try to combine most of the methods above to make absolutely sure that I get the right registration.
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AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4531 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5838 times:
if you can't see the tail section of the plane, have a look at the letters (or numbers) on the nose gear door. That'll usually tell you the last couple of digits. For example if a BA 744 says "LA" on the door its G-BNLA. If it says "VX" its G-CIVX. If it is "GG" it is G-BYGG. This piece of information can help you figure out the registration pretty easily.
You can also have a look at the top of the tail which usually tells you.
MEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5691 times:
I once was able to know the registration from inside the plane,it was a BA 744,the registration was placed in the back,next to the toilet doors!
This one happened by chance,I boarded the plane without knowing the reg.,but I knew it was an MEA A321 .I managed to get the reg. while I was in the cockpit,had a jumpseat ride then.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5642 times:
As noted, the easiest way is to simply look out the window and jot it down. If the reg # is not visible, then also, as noted above, I get it off the air cert, which, on every plane I've ever been on, was posted immediately above the door when you board the 'plane. I'd get it either getting on or off the plane.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5585 times:
Once I didn't have the time to check the registration (I was runing late at ATL). When we landed at IAD I saw no possibility to check it once I leave the aircraft, so I simply asked FA if she can tell me registration. She was freaked out. (it was in March of 2002). She went to the pilot and he invited me to the cockpit to take some pictures.