future757
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How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:35 am

My mother-in-law is flying from MSP to DTW this morning and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way that I can find out what the registration numbers are on the planes she is on.
Here is her schedule.
Fl#1284 MSP 7:04AM, MDW 8:31AM on an A320
FL#1414 MDW 10:18AM, DTW 12:31PM on a, yes that's right, a DC-9-30

Thanks for any help. I tried to find it on other sites that I thought might have it, but I couldn't find it.
 
airtrainer
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Topic: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Fligh

Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:55 am

Hi, I just had a look at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_statistics/ but couldn't find the reg for you. Sorry I can't help you more but at least this is a good link if you didn't know it...

Regards.
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KYIPpilot
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:00 am

The reg #'s for a flight today won't be on BTS for about 2-3 months. Thats just how long it takes to get all of the numbers up.
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CaptainTim
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:02 am

For security sake, i thoguht they wouldn't release the registration #s of any flights....
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KYIPpilot
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:05 am

For security sake, i thoguht they wouldn't release the registration #s of any flights....

What is the security risk for releasing reg #'s??? You can just look at the side of the plane when you fly. There is nothing a terrorist could gain by knowing the exact reg number of a plane.
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isitsafenow
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:05 am

Perhaps someone from NW can look into ship routing. If I can get the NW ship number, I can give you the Reg number.
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UK_Dispatcher
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:29 am

I used the BTS site to get the reg's for several domestic UA flights I took in Jul/Aug 2001, by checking the dates on my boarding cards that I kept. Sadly I could not get the registration of the UA 747-400 that took me from SFO - LHR, as the site doesn't seem to record international flights. Is there any way of getting the reg info for international flights out of the US?
 
fraspotter
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:38 am

"You can just look at the side of the plane when you fly."

It sometimes isn't that easy. Alot of the times when you board a plane via the gate tunnel from the terminal, it is almost impossible to get to the right angle to see the rear tail area where the reg. is. I have found out that it is easiest to get it by simply asking the pilot or crew when you board for the Capt. or FO is sure to know the reg. of the plane they are flying because it is one of the many bits of information that they have to fill out when they write their flight log.

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mtnmanmakalu
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:39 am

I looked at the NWA mainframe programs I have access to and couldn't find the ship # for you. The only time I see it is on the Pilot's paperwork, or if there is an en-route ship change that is ACARS'd to the crew- or by looking at the side of the A/C when i get on!!!!!

Sorry.....
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deltairlines
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:41 am

Just found this site yesterday...it doesn't have everything, but it helped a ton of tracking down registrations from my spotting at EWR, LGA, and JFK this past week (got me about 75% of the ones I needed to tie down).

http://www.acarsd.org/acarsquery.html

For flight number, type in the airline and its four digit flight number. For these flights, it's not an issue, you would just type in NW1284. However, if it was flight 284, then it would be NW0284 (note the zero placeholder). Just place the date in, and it might come up...I'm not promising anything though.

If not, the BTS data for January should be up in early March...the November 2004 data should be getting put up sometime this week.

Jeff
 
mtnmanmakalu
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:47 am

FRAspotter-

You are correct about asking the crew also- It is on the Sanitary certificate, the A/C radio license, and the A/C registration placards and they could check real fast for you as you board....
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deltairlines
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:23 am

NW1284 - N354NW

Could not find info for NW1414.

Jeff
 
jetblueatjfk
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:35 am

Asking the crew would be the easiest way. Also when I fly I look at the front wheels door. Ex. When I flew WN last week it said 750 SO you know it is N750(WN/SW). See if she can look at that because that is visible from the airport most times.  Smile

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cgagn
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:50 am

Maybe I'm doing this wrong, but where exactly does a person click on this BTS site to find specific flight information, such as the registration. All I seem to get is how long the plane taxied for, and what percent of the time it's delayed, etc...

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future757
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:52 am

Thanks guys for all the info. I just had to find the planes on a.net. I am still looking for Fl#1414. Thanks DeltAirlines for the Reg# for 1284. I appreciate it.

I'm sure most of you probably have figured this out by now, but she did fly on NW, Hence my remark in my original post about the DC-9. Laugh out loud

[Edited 2005-01-02 19:02:46]
 
future757
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:53 am

DeltAirlines

I am not having any luck with your web site either. Could you explain how it works? Thanks
 
san747
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:59 am

I flew NW5606 MSP-ALB on a Pinnacle CRJ-200 on 12/26. Could you get me the reg? The flight was so hellish (I won't go into details) that I simply forgot to check for the reg.

Thanks,
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RE: How Can I Get The Registration# For A Flight

Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:07 am

Can anyone look up America West 454 on December 30, RDU-PHX?
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