Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51 Posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
After frequent flying for years and years with all sorts of different airlines on different continents, I've experienced something today that I've never seen before. I booked a flight from Stuttgart to Bucharest on Romania's Blue Air and after booking on the confirmation page they didn't only list the route, date and times, but also a reg number: "YR-BAF" so I looked it up and it is indeed a Blue Air 737-300.
Why would they do this? How sure can an airline be of their operations in 2 months that they already know the reg?
Has anybody ever seen something like this?
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dc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
As soon as I read the title I knew who you were referring to. Unfortunately, I have some bad news: they change it around quite a bit and you'll probably end up on another aircraft. I was supposed to fly on YR-DAA according to the confirmation and I ended up on YR-DAC.
OTOH, they might give you another reg# at check-in (I forget if they do... they might) and that one should be right. Anyway, they do this not for the customer, but for themselves. It's something about their system and the fact that they have many different configurations, so saying 737-300 wouldn't really cut it.