EBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1055 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5540 times:
Will be flying from EWR to LAX with UA next month and wondering what equipment they will be using. FlightAware shows a mix between 735, 738 and 739. As I cannot see what version of the 738 and the 739 they are using, I was wondering where I can look up historical registration data. AFAIK I cannot see this in Flightaware. Or can I?
I agree - the UA website is usually reliable when it comes to the a/c type.
I doubt the 737-500 is accurate! It appears to be 738s and 739s on EWR-LAX depending on the flight: the seat map for your flight is usually the definitive way to verify the planned a/c type.
For historical information, you can check the flight status page at UA.com and plug in your flight number (assuming it's currently in use operating the same service) to check what's currently flying that service, +/- a day or two: one of the best features is that it displays the tail number so you can verify the actual ship used/planned.