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Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:25 am
by TWA772LR
Aside from some possible 737s, I flew on my first duplicate airplane of the same reg Sunday. I flew United 893 on Sunday from ICN-SFO on N121UA, the same exact aircraft that I flew to Sydney back in the August of 2013 (back then it was the Star Alliance bird)! Ironically, those are my only 747 flights; so I can say I've flown on one 747, 2 times!

Anyone else of similar stories?

I may have flown on the same 777 or 764 twice, but I would have to dig through to find that, does anyone know how I can do that?

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:57 am
by paullam
What comes to mind right now:

Condor's D-AIAA
Germanwing's D-AGWK

and some others on tag on flights like MU's Sydney - Nanjing - Beijing service or LH's FRA - JED - ADD for instance.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 am
by ryan78
I think I have 3 or 4 aircraft I've flown on more than once at different points in time, but the most interesting one to me just happened a few days ago. On Dec 19th 2016 I flew Westjet's 737-700 C-GMWJ from YYZ-FLL in seat 11E and yesterday (19th March) flew the same C-GMWJ from YYT-YYZ in 11E. I only realized when I plugged everything into my flightdiary and the registration seemed familiar. Now the seat assignment wouldn't be that big of a deal had I selected them when checking in but both of these legs were as a standby passenger and I was only assigned a seat by the gate agent during the boarding process. It was completely by chance that it was the same aircraft, and exactly 3 months to the day that I was sitting in that same seat.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:12 am
by csturdiv
I forget the registration, but a couple of years ago I flew SYD-MEL-SYD on QF and got the same exact A332 and was one row away on the return flight, like I was in 35A on one flight and 36B on the return flight. Which also those are my only two A332 flights. I'll laugh if I get the same A333 next month when I am flying QF SYD-HNL-SYD.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:05 am
by TheFlyingDisk
I flew on the same plane on the same trip. KUL-LAX & LAX-KUL 5 days later on MH's 777.

In fact, I believe I even flew with the same crew!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:54 am
by BreninTW
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I flew on the same plane on the same trip. KUL-LAX & LAX-KUL 5 days later on MH's 777.

In fact, I believe I even flew with the same crew!


You would have had the same crew -- that rotation was a 5-day one for MH crews!

I once flew both legs of a flight on the same aircraft in 2000. SFO - HKG on a CX A343 that arrived at gate 4 (IIRC) in HKG. Deplaned went through security, walked up to the departures level to discover that my HKG - TPE flight was departing from gate 4 and I was on exactly the same aircraft. I joked with the crew that I shouldn't have bothered getting off!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:50 am
by ZK-NBT
Flew my user name ZK-NBT 744, AKL-BNE in 1999 and then again on a return AKL-MEL-AKL in 2011 so 3x.

Also flew QF 763 VH-OGF AKL-MEL-AKL in 2003 a few days apart.

There's probably a couple of NZ733's I flew more than once, I don't have all the rego's though.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:15 am
by SRQKEF
Flying 200+ flights on an airline with 25~ aircraft does that to you. ;)

Mine are:

2x TF-ADC - Dornier Do228-202, Landsflug
2x TF-ATD - Boeing 747-267B, Air Atlanta Icelandic
3x TF-ELF - Dornier Do228-202, Landsflug
11x TF-FIA - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-FID - Boeing 737-408, Icelandair
3x TF-FIH - Boeing 757-208, Icelandair
5x TF-FII - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
15x TF-FIJ - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-FIK - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
24x TF-FIN - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
29x TF-FIO - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
13x TF-FIP - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
12x TF-FIR - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-FIS - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-FIT - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
9x TF-FIU - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
6x TF-FIV - Boeing 757-208 (W), Icelandair
3x TF-FIW - Boeing 757-27B, Icelandair
19x TF-FIX - Boeing 757-308 (W), Icelandair
5x TF-FIY - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
3x TF-FIZ - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
5x TF-FXA - Bombardier DHC-8 Q402, Air Iceland
4x TF-ISF - Boeing 757-223 (W), Icelandair
3x TF-ISK - Boeing 757-223 (W), Icelandair
3x TF-ISL - Boeing 757-223 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-ISN - Boeing 767-319ER (W), Icelandair
2x TF-ISZ - Boeing 757-223 (W), Icelandair
3x TF-JMK - de Havilland DHC-8 Q202, Air Iceland
3x TF-JMM - Fokker F50, Air Iceland
2x TF-JMN - Fokker F50, Air Iceland
2x TF-JMO - Fokker F50, Air Iceland
3x TF-JMS - Fokker F50, Air Iceland
3x TF-JMT - Fokker F50, Air Iceland
3x TF-LLX - Boeing 757-256 (W), Icelandair
2x TF-ORG - BAe Jetstream 31, Eagle Air Iceland
2x TF-NLB - Beech 200 King Air, Norlandair
2x TF-NLD - de Havilland DHC6-300 Twin Otter, Norlandair
2x TF-RJC - Piper PA28-181 Archer II, Flugklubbur Mosfellsbaejar

Regards!
Sveinn

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:23 am
by afterburner33
A couple of years ago as part of a LHR-AKL-LHR round trip on Emirates, I had A380 A6-EEI on the LHR-DXB leg. Two weeks later on the return journey DXB-LHR, I had A6-EEI again.

I also had Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VSHY on an LHR-LAX leg in 2009, and had the same aircraft on the return trip one week later.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 am
by Lemieux
Indeed, went from PHL-LHR on 2/24 on AA using N273AY, and weirdly enough took the same aircraft back on 2/26. Side note, I hear so many people say that AA's 333 fleet is showing their age, it didn't feel like it honestly, was quite nice!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:16 pm
by MaxTrimm
I've flown N442AS 6 times:
DFW-PDX
SEA-IAH
IAH-SEA
SEA-LAX
DFW-SEA
SEA-PHX

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:38 pm
by conaly
3x D-ABEH Boeing 737-300 Lufthansa
3x D-AIKI Airbus A330-300 Lufthansa
2x D-AIKL Airbus A330-300 Lufthansa
2x D-ABIH Boeing 737-500 Lufthansa
2x D-ACKF CRJ900 Lufthansa Cityline
2x D-ACNC CRJ900 Lufthansa Cityline
2x D-ACNH CRJ900 Eurowings // Lufthansa Cityline
2x D-ACNO CRJ900 Eurowings // Lufthansa Cityline

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:53 pm
by fortytwoeyes
Flew Ryanair's EI-DHN on NRN-TLL in September 2015 and it operated the return flight a week later as well.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm
by fbgdavidson
Yes, both known and unknown, if that makes sense because I don't always keep track of registrations.

-I flew Cathay Pacific's 744 B-HUB on consecutive flights in the same seat (02K) about 5 days apart, LHR-HKG and HKG-BKK.
-Jetblue's A321 N945JT on JFK-LAX then on my next flight LAX-JFK three days later.
-BA's 772, G-VIIG in the same seat about 3yrs apart, LHR-IAD and LHR-DXB. Also flown it at least two other times between LHR and IAD
-I've also flown on some of BA's 744s more than once because I've flown more 744 flights on BA than they have had in their fleet, similarly with BA's shorthaul 767s and A319s

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:13 pm
by zm093
HOU-ATL and ATL-CLE on DL

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm
by UltimateDelta
Between 2003 and 2008, I managed to fly 23 of Midwest's 25 717s, and got repeats of most of them (more than a few of the crews were the same, too- that was a nice thing about them!)

Aside from those, here are some others I've gotten multiple times:
-N633SK (SkyWest CRJ-700)- 3x
-N171HQ (Republic ERJ-190)- 5x
-N175HQ (Republic ERJ-190)- 4x
-N606SK (SkyWest CRJ-700)- 2x, 9 days apart
-N914DE (Delta MD-88)- 2x

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:09 pm
by jeffh747
Just had the first such encounter back in January. I flew Airbus A321 N661NK Fort Lauderdale to San Pedro Sula. That same aircraft took me Fort Lauderdale to Atlantic City last July.

EDIT: That was actually the fifth such experience!

First one was my first widebody back in December 2010. US Airways 767-200 N256AY took me from Philadelphia to Orlando. About three and a half years later, N256AY would fly the first leg of my journey to St. Maarten when she took me Philadelphia to Charlotte.

Second one, returning from St. Maarten in 2014, jetBlue E190 N238JB (my first E90) took me SXM-SJU. I get df, enter the United States, go through security again, and there she is again, ready to take me back to FLL.

Third, I flew American's 737-800 N803NN. First, after Ultra on March 30th, 2015 from Miami to Philadelphia, and second on Philadelphia to Miami in October 2015. I honestly didn't catch that until now when I was looking at my FlightMemory!

Fourth, I caught the same US Airways A321 twice, both times between Philadelphia and Charlotte. N550UW took me to Charlotte to connect to Florida in July 2015 and September 2015.

DEC2010/JUL2014 N256AY 767-200
JUL2014/JUL2014 N238JB E190
MAR2015/OCT2015 N803NN 737-800
JUL2015/SEP2015 N550UW A321
JUL2016/JAN2017 N661NK A321

I'm almost certain I've taken N506NK, N510NK, and N607NK multiple times. However I forgot the dates of all my Spirit flights so I cannot confirm for sure. Also think I flew N943AT once or twice on AirTran before she started service with Delta.
I've also weirdly enough flown the same ship tail number on two different airlines. Flew on jetBlue's A320 N634JB and Virgin America's A320 N634VA.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:04 pm
by cpd
Yes, flown on a Qantas 767-300/ER twice., VH-OGQ I think it was. And the Captain both times was a lady by the name of Georgina Sutton.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 pm
by steve6666
Most interesting ones in BA's 747 fleet:
G-BYGA - 6 times
G-CIVY - 5 times
G-CIVW - 5 times
G-CIVE - 5 times
G-BNLO - 5 times
From AA's 77Ws - N725AA - 5 times
And BA's and TAM's Airbus fleet - too many to mention.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:16 pm
by albertocsc
I usually take (well, not now as they are retired) Tarom A310s, especially YR-LCA. But Tarom has a small fleet, so I guess I flew more than one of their airplanes more than once.

I also took twice PH-BCE B738 from KLM, one in 2014 and one in 2016, but both MAD-AMS. Also with Air Europa (actually SwiftAir) and Wizz I have repeated registrations, but that was more because there was only one aircraft based there or operating that particular route.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:19 pm
by MikeMidd2001
A funny contrast on mine. Don't recall registrations, but definitely had same exact plane on:

Colgan Air dba US Airways Express - Saab 340 between DCA and ALB (and reverse)
British Airways - 767 between LHR and CAI (and reverse)

On most cases, it was days or even a couple weeks apart. I tend to pick specific seats, so you start to notice details like when the scuffs on the wall, rips in the fabric or broken tray table are the same!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:24 pm
by 717atOGG
For two aircraft, yes.
-Hawaiian Airlines 717 N481HA on 12/22/16 and 1/1/17.
-Hawaiian Airlines A330 N370HA on 7/30/15 and on 1/1/17.
When you go to Hawaii on an airline that doesn't have very many airplanes, this tends to happen.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:30 am
by TNST3B
Don't know the Reg but I flew on a NWA DC-9 STL-DTW and then DTW-STL less then 24 hours between. Same seat same plane, gum still in the air sickness bag.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:29 am
by VapourTrails
I kept a log for a year or two and I would say about twenty to twenty five percent of the time I flew on the same plane again. The most during that time was VH-YQW aka The Devil. It actually got to a point where I was quite disappointed that I couldn't add a new one to the list, maybe that is why I don't do it anymore! I also didn't get the ones I wanted even once, The Retro Roos for example.

:weeping:


Going back to -YQW I have even had the same seat selection, but I try and avoid that if possible. So routine!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:52 am
by neutrino
Its quite a common occurrence if one flies often on the same routes.
I never keep track on the reg. no. but there are a bunch of TigerAir, JetStar and CebuPacific's A320s that I had flown, and still flying on, in the SIN-MNL-SIN sector.
Also the now defunct Sempati Air's Fokker 100s on SIN-JKT-SIN in the 90s. Ah, a couple of C-130B military transports too, in the the early eighties.
The only plane that I can vividly remember flying twice or more in (in this case at least 4 times) is not by the registration but by the name. That's Scoot's first Dreamliner "Dream Start" which on looking up right now on Google is 9V-OJA.

Edit to add: TG's A345, BKK-LAX-BKK sometime in 2011/2012. I recall a couple of the crew recognizing me on the return leg and me asking if it's also the exact same plane which they replied in the affirmative.
Maybe also BKK-FRA-BKK on TG in the noughties as I did this sector twice back then, but I'm not too sure whether its on same airplane twice.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 am
by Andypp
As alrady mentioned, I guess if you fly with the same small airline, or the same route a number of times then this is going to happen. Particularly as some airlines will use the same 2-3 planes for a particular route (for example, Egyptair use SU-GDT almost on their CAI-LHR-CAI and CAI-DOH-CAI routes almost exclusively. I've also twice had a connecting flight which has used the same plane for both legs. Anyway... here's mine:

2x flights on KLM B737-800 PH-BXF LHR-AMS and AMS-LHR (June 2002)
2x flights on Austrian Arrows F100 OW-LVC TIA-VIE and VIE-MUC (April 2006)
3x flights on Belavia B737-500 EW-2519A MSQ-SXF (November 2011), MSW-DME (February 2010) and MSQ-LGW (December 2010)
2x flights on Virgin Atlantic B747-400 G-VROS (English Rose) LGW-HAV and HAV-LGW (January 2011)
2x flights on Egyptair A330-300 SU-GDT CAI-LHR and LHR-CAI (February/March 2012)
2x flights on Egyptair E170 SU-GCY CAI-SSH and CAI-LXR (August 2013 and April 2014)
2x flights on British Airways B767-300 G-BNWT CAI-LHR and LHR-CAI (February 2014 and June 2014)
2x flights on Emirates B777-300 A6-EGJ JNB-DXB and DXB-KUL (October 2014)
2x flights on Qatar B787-800 A7-BCD JNB-DOH and DOH-JNB (April/May 2015)
2x flights on Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VYOU JNB-LHR and LHR-JNB (June 2015)
3x flights on Kulula B737-800 ZS-ZWC CPT-HLA (January 2016), HLA-CPT (February 2016) and HLA-CPT (August 2016)
3x flights on Airlink RJ85 ZS-ASW PRY-CPT (May 2016 and PRY-CPT/CPT-PRY (September 2016)
2x flights on Qantas B747-400 VH-OJM JNB-SYD and SYD-JNB (November 2016)


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Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 am
by aerorobnz
So many times I have lost count. Literally dupes on an estimated 100 frames
ZKOAB/OJQ 12X/13X. All around new zealand. All domestic NZ A320s are a minimum of 4 sectors except the newest ones delivered this year.

My most frequent international aircraft is ZK-OKD 7 sectors
AKL-HKG (2)
HKG-AKL (2)
NRT-AKL (1)
KIX-CHC (1)
CHC-AKL (1)

I flew 9VSVH twice 10 years apart.AKL-SIN and SIN-MNL. I had only flown that airraft in their 772 fleet...and they had a massive fleet at time

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:57 am
by angusjt
I have dupes on a few Qantas aircraft in recent years

VH-EBB x2 (Flew once as Jetstar, once as Qantas)
VH-EBQ x3
VH-EBR x2/3 (You could say, but we had to get off one time after returning to the gate, getting a substitute aircraft)

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:47 am
by jlaforteza
I did during Friday and returned Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend 2016. I flew from Guam to Busan and back on Jeju Air. Both planes were HL8050.

In fact, one of the flight attendants remembered me as I was the only non Korean passenger when I flew to Busan. I was pleasently surprised when I saw her on the return flight and that she remembered me.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:27 am
by mfricke
That has happened a couple of times for me.

N753NW Detriot (DTW) to Syracuse (SYR) DC-9 6/29/1997 Northwest Airlines
N753NW Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) DC-9 4/20/2003 Northwest Airlines

N476HA Hilo (ITO) to Honolulu (HNL) B-717 "Elepaio" 2/16/2009 Hawaiian Airlines
N476HA Lihue (LIH) to Honolulu (HNL) B-717 "Elepaio" 2/15/2010 Hawaiian Airlines

EI-DDH Los Angeles (LAX) to Rome (FCO) B-777 7/10/2010 Alitalia
EI-DDH Rome (FCO) to New York (JFK) B-777 7/27/2010 Alitalia

N15555 Ontario (ONT) to Tucson (TUS) EMB-145RXR 9/26/2007 Express Jet
N15555 Albuquerque (ABQ) to Ontario (ONT) EMB-145XR 9/30/2007 Express Jet

Of course, if you count through flights on Southwest, and other "tag on" flights on airlines such as Great Lakes, I have been on the same plane for multiple flight sequences. I listed, though, only the times when I have been on the same plane as different flights. Also, I didn't keep track of my registration numbers in the 1980's and 1990's, so I only have what is available after 1995, when the BTS website provided the registration numbers.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:30 am
by ooslc
4x N368CA Canadair 700
3x N457SW Canadair 200
3x N815SK Canadair 900
3x N905DA McDonnell Douglas-90
2x N301YV Embraer 120 Brasilia
2x N3732J Boeing 737-800
2x N3749D Boeing 737-800
2x N3750D Boeing 737-800
2x N399DA Boeing 737-800
2x N427SW Canadair 200
2x N528NK Airbus 319
2x N563SW Embraer 120 Brasilia
2x N604SK Canadair 700
2x N614DL Boeing 757-200
2x N614SK Canadair 700
2x N625AS Boeing 737-700
2x N654DL Boeing 757-200
2x N805SK Canadair 900
2x N809SK Canadair 900
2x N812SK Canadair 900
2x N901DA McDonnell Douglas-90
2x N907DA McDonnell Douglas-90
2x N912DN McDonnell Douglas-90

Interesting one was my flights on Spirit. Plane from PDX-LAS, was exact same plane LAS-PDX 3 days later.
Also, one of the 757s was a funny story, take the redeye with a friend to JFK from SLC, connecting to SJU. We don't know JFK very well and we get off the plane and trying to find our next gate, turned out it was the plane we just got off of.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:20 am
by TWA772LR
mfricke wrote:

N15555 Ontario (ONT) to Tucson (TUS) EMB-145RXR 9/26/2007 Express Jet
N15555 Albuquerque (ABQ) to Ontario (ONT) EMB-145XR 9/30/2007 Express Jet


My mother used to work for Continental Express in training scheduling for pilots. She knew the pilots that picked up N15555 from Embraer on the delivery flight and each plane came with a commemorative model with the same reg as the plane. The pilot who flew N15555 gave the model to my mom to give to me for Christmas when I was a child. My brother is also an FA for Express Jet and has worked on that plane quite a few times. N15555 is kinda part of the family!

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:41 pm
by AirbusA343
I flew on TK's TC-JMI last year on a route and this year flew on it again on the same route.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:42 am
by a320fan
My only two A330 flights were on the same A332 VH-EBM. MEL to PER and the return 12 days later. Was even in the same seat.

Then there is the JQ 787-8 I did a day trip to the Gold Coast on. Got off and just rejoined the line to board again.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:43 am
by AH45
CA 747-400M B-2468 at least three times between SFO and PEK over the last 20 years.
CA 747-8 B-2486 on SFO-PEK and back a year ago.
LH A380 D-AIMD on PEK-FRA and back in 2012.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:02 pm
by Fiend
I make 2 trips a year MAN-BKK and have both A6-EDG and A6-EEC 3 times on separate trips. A6-EDV and A6-EED do BKK-DXB, DXB-MAN on the return flights and A6-EBZ 2 times on seperate trips.

I've also had Etihads A6-ETF twice

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:41 pm
by CairnterriAIR
Way back when. Flew N329EA (L-1011) four times over several years.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:57 pm
by djxxa
2x S36 P4TIB
E90 PHEZI
737 JA73NH
737 PHXRY
737 PHBGG
737 PHBGK
747 PHBFH
747 BHUF
320 FGKXU
330 TCJNB
M11 PHKCA
M11 PHKCG
3x 343 TCJII

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:59 am
by XAM2175
I seem to have it happen quite often:

QFA B767-338ER VH-OGM 3 flights
QFA B767-338ER VH-OGN 3 flights
EAQ DHC-8-202 VH-TQS 3 flights
EAQ DHC-8-315Q VH-SBT 2 flights
VOZ B737-7Q8 VH-VBJ 2 flights
VOZ B737-8BK VH-VOC 2 flights
QFA B737-838 VH-VYI 2 flights

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:37 am
by airkas1
Flown the same aircraft twice in a few cases, but my most memorable one is flying LV-FVM 3x in 1 trip. We arrived at AEP in the evening on -FVM and the next morning (some 8-10h later), it operated our AEP-GIG flight. 2-3 days later, the same aircraft operated our GIG-AEP as well. Talk about 'bad luck'...
Atleast it was a brand new aircraft at the time, so it was spotless and clean.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:49 pm
by nicode
2x 9V-SLC Airbus A320-200 SilkAir (PNH-REP-SIN same flight number)
2x C-FDAT Airbus A310-300 Air Transat (YUL-CUN and one week later CUN-YUL)
2x ET-AMK Boeing 757-200 Ethiopian Airlines (JRO-MBA-ADD same flight number)
2x ET-AOB Boeing 737-800 Ethiopian Airlines (ADD-MBA-JRO same flight number)
2x F-GSEU Airbus A330-200 XL Airways France (CDG-LAS and one week later LAS-CDG)
2x F-HSEX Boeing 747-400 Corsair (FDF-PTP-ORY same flight number)
2x HS-TGR Boeing 747-400 Thai Airways (CDG-DMK (BKK at the time) and one week later DMK-CDG)
2x N866DN Boeing 737-900ER Delta Air Lines (DTW-LAX-HNL, same flight number)
2x PT-MVR Airbus A330-200 TAM Linhas Aéreas (CDG-GIG and 10 days later, GIG-CDG)
2x PT-MZT Airbus A320-200 TAM Linhas Aéreas (BSB-MAO and 6 days later GRU-IGU)
2x TC-JGC Boeing 737-800 Turkish Airlines (ORY-IST and 5 days later IST-ORY)

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:09 pm
by GaryDay
Flew on g-cpep Thomson 752 three times in 3 years (lgw-ace)

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:50 am
by XAMTO
N784NC DC9-50 Northwest MEM-MSY and return to MEM from MSY 4 days later
N582NW 757-351 Northwest (The Bernie Epple) 5/2003 LAX-MSP and 1/2006 SEA-MSP

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:20 pm
by DaveFly
If you're on an airline with a relatively small fleet, the chances are much higher that you'll repeat the same aircraft. I've traveled on the same airplane several times on Hawaiian (330 and 717), El Al (747 and 777), and even JetBlue. These three airlines also give names to their aircraft, so it's especially easy to spot a repeat aircraft.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:02 pm
by Polot
I flew an American Eagle (PSA) CRJ-900 (N571NN) to CLT on a business trip last fall, then 4 days later flew the exact same plane on the return route. I don't usually pay that much attention to registration, but the plane had really squeaky brakes so after the return flight (with the squeaky brakes again) I was curious. Was originally scheduled to be on a different return flight but I voluntarily gave my seat up on an earlier flight for a flight voucher.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:23 pm
by DouglasDC10
4x Ryanair EI-DHF and 3x on Ryanair EI-DAI, EI-DCK, EI-DLW and EI-DPZ. I have 27 aircraft I have flown twice on, of which 19 are also Ryanair. The other aircraft are from Air Aruba (P4-MDD), Air Asia X (9M-XAB), Easyjet, Easyjet Switzerland, Germanwings and KLM Cityhopper.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:28 pm
by FlyUSAir
2x N529JB Airbus A320 JetBlue Airways (JFK-MCO and LAX-JFK by about 2.5 years)
2x N975DL McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Delta Air Lines (BDL-ATL, ATL-BDL by about 3 days, same flight number)
2x N738CB Boeing 737-700 Southwest Airlines (BDL-BWI, BWI-PUJ same day, different flight numbers)
2x N8307K Boeing 737-800 Southwest Airlines (MCO-BWI, BWI-MCO same day, different flight numbers)

Based on my increase of flying though, I'm pretty lucky to usually get different aircraft. I've also had a close one: flew on both N916DE and N916DL, lol.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:42 pm
by MesaFlyGuy
I flew JAX-ATL-CHS all the way through of the same MD-88 a few months ago, then I flew N292JB CHS-FLL-JAX on the same trip!
I've also flown N903DE three separate times.

Also not the same plane, but I've flown N993AT and N993DL on the same route (ATL-MYR, same timing (9:30PM departure), in the same seat (11A), just about a month apart.

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:44 pm
by dochawk2
I have flown 6 times on the same DL 757 in the same seat. Love that plane. I have also flown on the same RJ-90 a number of times CHO-ATL. 3x on a KLM 777 AMS-ACC

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:12 pm
by IADCA
I don't frequently track regs (typically only on airlines or types I fly very infrequently), but two come to mind immediately - and one of them was already listed by someone else on this thread!

Those two are F-HPJH, which I flew IAD-CDG and then CDG-IAD less than a week apart, and TF-FII (listed earlier on this thread), which I flew IAD-KEF and KEF-IAD roughly 10 days apart. Both of those duplicates were outbound and return of the same journey.

I'm sure I've got some dupes among UA 737s, 777s, and A320s, but those are lost to history.