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Aircraft Type Used On Routes  
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 38
Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

How do you people find out what aircraft type will be used on your upcoming flights? Is it just a matter of calling the airline or is it common knowledge (not for me) or what?
Can somebody give me some insight so i can do some research.

Thanks all.!

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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

I always check the airline's website/online flight schedules. Works for me everytime.

[Edited 2007-11-01 09:18:32]

User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

also, you could search the flight # in flightaware.com or another tracking website.

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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5613 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

I agree re the airlines website. youc anusually bring up flight schedules that show the airline type etc

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12150 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

I usually check the scheds on Amadeus, but the only way of being 100% sure is to look back at the plane after you've gotten off. I've had aircraft changes even once we're at the end of the runway ready to go - little maintenance issue pops up like the brakes don't work, and you're back to the gate!

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User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 3576 times:

For a future dated/timed flight, there's no way of being certain until you are at the gate, and can see what it is that you are boarding.

however, most (though not all) airline websites include the type in their schedule and booking pages, and flight retailers like Travelocity and Opodo will also list the 'scheduled' type. Not that this may be vague - for example, BA often list the type as 32S, which means it could be A319/320/321. Amadeus is a good source of this info, but again looking in advance will only tell you what has been 'scheduled', and there are plenty of reasons for that being different on the day.

Planning a journey around a specific type (which is more common than you might think) is never going to be an exact science, unless of course you choose airlines that only operate a single type, like FR...


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 3560 times:
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Here in Barcelona, I have two ways to know about the punctuality of any flight:

1. The teletext of the Catalonian channel of TV. There are some pages with some information about arrival / departure time, terminals, connections,...

2. The more feasible is the AENA website for any Spanish airport. Aircraft type is included in the information of flights.
Sadly, only appears the scheduled commercial flights. Nor cargo or VIP flights.



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 5):
Planning a journey around a specific type (which is more common than you might think)

That decides what airline I fly on 99% of the time. The reasons I fly Delta most of the time are, MD88s, 767s,{I like the 2 seat option, and most airlines are 3-3} and connecting in ATL. But if say, I was going to ORD, and AA had a 777 DFW-ORD, I would fly them. I will pay more, if I have to. Just my pref!

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