Boeing77W From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5025 times:
This isn't an actual trip report but it would be really appreciated if you guys could help me.
In less than a month I'll be going travelling to Singapore, Australia, The Cook Islands and America. I would love to create my first trip report and thought that this would be an excellent opportunity for one.
I just wanted some advice from the experts about how to create the best possible report as I would love to give as much information as possible. I also wondered how you're able to find out factors such as the registration of the aircraft and the other important info.
If you could help then it would be fantastic and I promise to make it a very informative read!
Aviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
I would start by writing down the airline/aircraft/flight number before you board the aircraft. Also, if registration numbers are important to you, write those down too, and get the actual departure/arrival times as well. If you have any interesting experiences scribble some notes down. Hope you have a safe and fun trip. God Bless.
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Buck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4811 times:
I usually carry a notepad with me to get all that information. I write them down and if something interesting happens, I jot it down as well. Once you note stuff down and then you are writing your report, you tend to remember stuff during the flight when you wrote it down Hopefully that made sense
Haha, unfortunately not! I've used part of my inheritance and have also been working pretty dam hard over the last year saving money for travels. I'm doing it instead of having a gap year before university in September.
Thanks for the info. How do you find out the registration for the aircraft? In the past I've asked the FAs and they've just given me a blank look
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4470 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4461 times:
Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 6): Have a look over the cockpit windows, as usually a portion of the aircraft reg. will be painted there.
Also, most airlines put (part of) the tail number on the door over the nosegear, or sometimes a two-digit code at the top of the tail fin.
Still others have an operating certificate posted in the cabin somewhere with the tail number on it (like they do on some elevators) but it can be difficult finding them if you don't know where to look. On most Airbus narrowbodies, I have seen them over the forward door used for entry and exit to the aircraft.
Boeing77W From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3791 times:
Thanks for info. regrading where to find the registration of the aircraft. I'm aware that it's usually on the rear of aircraft, behind the wing however this doesn't really help if boarding by a jetway so thanks again for the info...I'll go hunting for it on the SQ 747s.