Future757 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5968 times:
My mother-in-law is flying from MSP to DTW this morning and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way that I can find out what the registration numbers are on the planes she is on.
Here is her schedule.
Fl#1284 MSP 7:04AM, MDW 8:31AM on an A320
FL#1414 MDW 10:18AM, DTW 12:31PM on a, yes that's right, a DC-9-30
Thanks for any help. I tried to find it on other sites that I thought might have it, but I couldn't find it.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5921 times:
I used the BTS site to get the reg's for several domestic UA flights I took in Jul/Aug 2001, by checking the dates on my boarding cards that I kept. Sadly I could not get the registration of the UA 747-400 that took me from SFO - LHR, as the site doesn't seem to record international flights. Is there any way of getting the reg info for international flights out of the US?
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2427 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5912 times:
"You can just look at the side of the plane when you fly."
It sometimes isn't that easy. Alot of the times when you board a plane via the gate tunnel from the terminal, it is almost impossible to get to the right angle to see the rear tail area where the reg. is. I have found out that it is easiest to get it by simply asking the pilot or crew when you board for the Capt. or FO is sure to know the reg. of the plane they are flying because it is one of the many bits of information that they have to fill out when they write their flight log.
"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
Mtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5906 times:
I looked at the NWA mainframe programs I have access to and couldn't find the ship # for you. The only time I see it is on the Pilot's paperwork, or if there is an en-route ship change that is ACARS'd to the crew- or by looking at the side of the A/C when i get on!!!!!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5909 times:
Just found this site yesterday...it doesn't have everything, but it helped a ton of tracking down registrations from my spotting at EWR, LGA, and JFK this past week (got me about 75% of the ones I needed to tie down).
For flight number, type in the airline and its four digit flight number. For these flights, it's not an issue, you would just type in NW1284. However, if it was flight 284, then it would be NW0284 (note the zero placeholder). Just place the date in, and it might come up...I'm not promising anything though.
If not, the BTS data for January should be up in early March...the November 2004 data should be getting put up sometime this week.
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5869 times:
Asking the crew would be the easiest way. Also when I fly I look at the front wheels door. Ex. When I flew WN last week it said 750 SO you know it is N750(WN/SW). See if she can look at that because that is visible from the airport most times.
Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5844 times:
Maybe I'm doing this wrong, but where exactly does a person click on this BTS site to find specific flight information, such as the registration. All I seem to get is how long the plane taxied for, and what percent of the time it's delayed, etc...