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How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight  
User currently offlineFuture757 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4718 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.

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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Hi, I just had a look at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_statistics/ but couldn't find the reg for you. Sorry I can't help you more but at least this is a good link if you didn't know it...

Regards.



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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

The reg #'s for a flight today won't be on BTS for about 2-3 months. Thats just how long it takes to get all of the numbers up.


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User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

For security sake, i thoguht they wouldn't release the registration #s of any flights....


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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

For security sake, i thoguht they wouldn't release the registration #s of any flights....

What is the security risk for releasing reg #'s??? You can just look at the side of the plane when you fly. There is nothing a terrorist could gain by knowing the exact reg number of a plane.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Perhaps someone from NW can look into ship routing. If I can get the NW ship number, I can give you the Reg number.
safe



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4671 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?

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4662 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.

Cheers...



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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4656 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!!!!!

Sorry.....



I do, I don't, whatever.......
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4659 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).

http://www.acarsd.org/acarsquery.html

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.

Jeff


User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

FRAspotter-

You are correct about asking the crew also- It is on the Sanitary certificate, the A/C radio license, and the A/C registration placards and they could check real fast for you as you board....



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

NW1284 - N354NW

Could not find info for NW1414.

Jeff


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4619 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.  Smile

jetBlueAtJFK



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User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4594 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...

C-GAGN



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User currently offlineFuture757 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

Thanks guys for all the info. I just had to find the planes on a.net. I am still looking for Fl#1414. Thanks DeltAirlines for the Reg# for 1284. I appreciate it.

I'm sure most of you probably have figured this out by now, but she did fly on NW, Hence my remark in my original post about the DC-9. Laugh out loud

[Edited 2005-01-02 19:02:46]

User currently offlineFuture757 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

DeltAirlines

I am not having any luck with your web site either. Could you explain how it works? Thanks


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

I flew NW5606 MSP-ALB on a Pinnacle CRJ-200 on 12/26. Could you get me the reg? The flight was so hellish (I won't go into details) that I simply forgot to check for the reg.

Thanks,
Alex



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

Can anyone look up America West 454 on December 30, RDU-PHX?


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