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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

I am going to Australia next month and will be flying DJ within Australia. When I booked the tickets it did not say the a/c type. I know they fly the 73G, 738 and E170 but I wanted to know if there is a way to find out ahead of time which a/c is normally used for specific flights.

I will be on the following flights.

SYD-MEL-DJ830 on 1/5/08
MEL-SYD-DJ841 on 1/9/08
SYD-CNS-DJ391 on 1/9/08
CNS-BNE-DJ774 on 1/13/08

If anyone has any info, i would greatly appreciate it.

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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Hmm, dunno. From experience, 738 most likely on your routes.


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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

all 737s I suspect. There's no real way of working out whether they are -700s or -800s - they are used interchangeably, though there are more -800s in their fleet these days

Pity you didn't book one flight earlier on CNS-BNE on 13/1 as that is E170 operated


User currently offlineDJ738 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2096 times:



Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 2):
There's no real way of working out whether they are -700s or -800s - they are used interchangeably

73Gs and 73Hs are specifically assigned to certain flights, and you can identify this quite easily via the VirginBlue website. HOWEVER, I have just checked the website and it looks like they're experiencing some problem as ALL flights EVERYWHERE are currently showing as 737-700s...! I will check back later.

Yes, sometimes due to scheduling and other requirements, you might find your aircraft substituted between 737-700 / 800, but generally speaking most flights remain as planned.


User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

I was wondering this as well if there is a way to see which aircrafts were assigned to routes. This coming May (I know...I'm already booked on DJ flights for May 08) I'll be flying SYD-BNK and BNE-PPP. My assumption is that these are "thinner" routes and warrant a 73G.

Rob


User currently offlineB773 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Checked with a friend, at this stage the 1st 2 flights are 800's, and the 2nd 2 flights are 700's. Hope you have fun in OZ. You may even score a trip on the unusual Blue coloured 700!



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User currently offlineLongitude From Russia, joined Nov 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

When I last was in Australia they were only red ones, what made them to produce a blue one? Smile

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1925 times:



Quoting Longitude (Reply 6):
When I last was in Australia they were only red ones, what made them to produce a blue one?

Their 50th aircraft had to e a "true blue plane".

In my experience, the E 170 is mainly used on Qld flights out of BNE. I am not sure of this though.


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Thanks for the help. How does the seating work on DJ? Is it assigned at the airport or is it a free for all like WN?

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1808 times:



Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 8):
How does the seating work on DJ? Is it assigned at the airport or is it a free for all like WN?

It´s assigned.


User currently offlineB773 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

You can also checkin online, which opens 24hours before departure. That's a great option to try and secure a window or aisle seat.

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