RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 5 Posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
I am wondering how far in advance does a carrier really know what the exact ship number will be for a specific flight? Last minute substitutions, and MX issues set aside. I know this would depend if a carrier has only one single 777,
I'm aware one would know what the ship number will be, but for carriers like EK, AA/US, JL, LH, BA, or even AS (738) or HA, when is it set? I am unfamiliar with the process that even decides such things, so feel free to explain anything you know as fact, that could help explain how different carriers make this decision.
dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2546 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
DL looks out three days also. I bet for most airlines this is normal. For us I think it is Mtc Demand Planning that makes the calls. Marketing sets the routes for type and capacity and MDP fills in the ship numbers.