Sptv From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
Is there any way to track the activity of a particular plane? For example, if I fly AA911 from LAX to MIA, where does that plane go from there (I think that particular plane goes on to Santiago, Chile), and how long until it's back at LAX flying the same route to MIA?
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3584 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1532 times:
If your asking how to follow the routing of a particular aircraft ... say AA Ship 7AD (a 777)... I don't know of any airline that makes that information available on the 'net. It would be great if they did, but what benefit would the air carriers gain from doing so?
Joe_R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
Individual ship routings are not public, wouldn't
do much good anyway. Airlines swap aircraft on
and off for many reasons - late inbound, out of
service, maint delay, equipment onboard,
The airline tracks it in order to position the
aircraft for mechanical servicing and other
things as well.
A desired routing will be dropped to keep the
schedule running on time if possible.
I've had as many as 4 different ships assigned
in a one hour period during a extensively
delayed flight. The aircraft routing display isn't
a high priority function and often lags the
real world by hours.
So to answer your question... At the start of
the day most airlines have a good "guess" as
to what will be where, by the end of the day
it will be anyone's "guess". (grin)