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How Far In Adv. Do Airlines Know The Ship Numbers?  
User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1792 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.


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User currently offlineSKC From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

SWA typically plans three days out for routing aircraft into mx bases.

User currently offlinedalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2503 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1550 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.

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