I realize the title is a bit ambiguous, let's see if I can give you some context...
This weekend we were slated to fly FLL-ATL, scheduled on a 757. About 3 hours before the flight, I checked the status and we were equipment swapped to a 767-300 (an awesome upgrade BTW!)
My question is - at what point is a pilot informed of the aircraft type he/she will be flying on the legs they are scheduled to fly? Obviously on some fleets where there is only one type, this may not be a factor as the pilot will only be flying one type based on their type rating. But at larger airlines where pilots are type rated on some differing models (A319 vs. A320 vs. A321, or 757 vs. 767, or 73G vs. 738 vs. 739), at what point would the pilot be informed of the type scheduled to be flown? At what point would the pilot be informed that there was an equipment change such as what happened with our flight from FLL?
Thanks for any input!
[Edited 2011-05-27 11:28:26]