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Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:24 am

Can someone find the reg. of the 738 operating flight 1731 IAH-SJC on 3/11.

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RE: Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:40 pm

Sonic doesn't allow us that far back, but I'll find out for you on Monday.

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RE: Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:54 pm

Does anyone know of that publicly accessable website that will allow you to get registration info for any airline flight in the recent past? I took some American Airlines flights from Phoenix-Dallas-Ft Lauderdale and back the same route over new years, and I would be delighted to find out what aircraft those were, exactly.

I KNOW such a website exists, because I've used it in the past to get N-numbers after airline flights I've taken, but I have since lost the address. Does anyone have that website in your favorites or anything?
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RE: Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:21 pm

http://www.bts.gov can give you the info if you go to detailed search in the on-time stats section. It is about two months behind the current month, but it will list the registration for any flight in the US. That's what I use to find out the plane I was on, as I can rarely see the registration of the aircraft through the terminal windows.
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RE: Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:00 pm

Well Cory6188,that is the exact website I was referring to. Thanks.

I cant find any luggage tags or tickets right now that have the flight numbers of the flights I was on, so I just kinda probed around the site trying to find my flights by piecing together orgin/destination and time/date. I think was able to get definately correct results on 2 of my flights. Unfortunatly, the registration number on the first flight came back as "N4XTAA", which clearly is not a valid registration number, and the second flights registration number is listed as "N510AA", which seems to be registered to a Cessna 210 at the moment.

So, no joy on those, but I'll keep trying. Thanks again Cory.
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RE: Continental Reg. Help Needed

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:59 pm


On the BTS website, some airlines use the fleet number instead of the registration. In the case of American, take the three digits after the N as the fleet number, and disregard the "AA":
4XT is N961TW
510 is N510AM

Other airlines that use the fleet number include Southwest, which drops the letters (so N301SW is listed as N301, N447WN as N447, etc.), and US Airways, which lists all Airbus planes with "UW" after the fleet number, even if the actual registration ends in "US".
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