Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
Hi, Most likely a reporting problem, I "think" you are correct at 35,000' But the real issue is why it was shown at 37,000'. I have used something similar and it is called flight tracker. There have been several times where I have known that the aircraft type was a B757 and on the site it is listed as B752! Sent them email but all 757's are still shown as 752's Humm, must be a new one out there
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
Do you know that for a fact? The reason I ask is after "talking" to the Flight Tracker site in DEN they were not aware of it. In addtion, if that is the case and it may well be, why is B737 equipment not shown as B732 or 733 734etc etc ?
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Back to the original question, the ceiling of the 737-200 can be either FL350 or FL370, depending upon the type of cabin pressure controller installed, along with all the supporting paperwork from Boeing, etc. Two of the airlines I've worked for had -200s, and we could go to FL370 with one, but the other was only good up to FL350.
As far as aircraft types go, all the positiong data comes from FAA's aircraft situation display (ASD) which uses (in its "raw" form) FAA radar data, including the data tags with FAA contractions as far as aircraft types. The treip.com uses the FAA versions, i.e. B733, B734, etc. for respective -300 and -400 variants, and my guess is that some other tracking sites "dumb down" this aspect to a simplistic "B737" for their customers in order not to confuse them.
AKDan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
The nomenclature issue reminds me of a recent trip I took from BGR (Maine) to Kodiak, Alaska. On my itinerary, the flights were listed as Saab 340, B-762, B737, B737, and B737. The 762 was operated by AA and the 3 737s were operated by AS. I don't know why the 737s weren't abbreviated as 2 734s and 1 732 (as I had known them to be). Oldman, it seemed that you experienced something similar with the 757 and 737. This is a stretch, but does it have anything to do with the 737-700. Either way you look at it, that is a 737. I don't know.