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How To Tell An Aircraft Reg. In Advance  
User currently offlineLovetojetblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

I was just wondering if there was some website that would tell you the registration of any given aircraft in advance.

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2694 times:



Quoting Lovetojetblue (Thread starter):

There really isnt a way to tell. Airlines dont publish it and the scheduled aircraft can change on a dime. Many times there isnt a scheduled plane until a couple days before.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2680 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):

There really isnt a way to tell. Airlines dont publish it

CO does, check the flight status. Already have Mondays aircraft assigned.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2678 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
There really isnt a way to tell. Airlines dont publish it and the scheduled aircraft can change on a dime. Many times there isnt a scheduled plane until a couple days before.

Or even a couple of hours before. Stuff happens and a/c end up being swapped. An a/c may come in needing some minor maintenance work performed on it, thereby putting it out of service. There may be another a/c that isn't scheduled to go out until later that can be swapped out, as the estimated time for the a/c being worked on would allow it to be used on that later departure. Or the inbound a/c may be significantly delayed at its' departure airport due to weather, ATC issues, crew issues, maintenance delay, and that delay is enough where they could easily swap the operating a/c. In some cases, they have to send the flight out on time due to curfew or slot restrictions.

CO has started to list the a/c number online, but even then, that's still not a 100% guarantee. Just as your departure gate may move the day of the flight.


User currently offlineCODCAIAH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

With CO, how do you tell the reg number from the listed aircraft number? For example, if I get "Boeing 737-800 aircraft #210" from pda.continental.com, how do you figure out the reg number?


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Got to dig around a little, will usually be the last numbers in the reg.

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php will give you the reg numbers.



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User currently offlineCo2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

the reg would be N**210 then.


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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Right, but if CO #210 goes tech 1 hour before, it can be swapped to whatever aircraft available. I think you can only know the reg once it takes off.

I was on a flight BRU-SZG years ago, boarded and waiting for departure when a baggage car slipped and bounced into the landing gear. We all had to deboard and were put on another one. So before take off, anything can happen.



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User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2423 times:



Quoting 330lover (Reply 7):
Right, but if CO #210 goes tech 1 hour before, it can be swapped to whatever aircraft available. I think you can only know the reg once it takes off.

I've had it change three times in one day, only to find the aircraft to serve me that day had been the original one posted at the start of the day. Strange...



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