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How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:44 am

[list=][/list]I’m looking to find tail numbers of flights I’ve flown on in the past (2012) and was only able to find one on an ACARS report.

I’m looking for:

Alaska Airlines ASA156 ANC-LAX 6/11/2012 landed 6/12
JetBlue JBU500 LGB-ANC 6/18/2012 landed 6/19
Alaska Airlines ASA088 ANC-SEA 9/22/2012
Alaska Airlines ASA101 SEA-ANC 9/26/2012 (ACARS shows N323AS, want to double check)

Thanks!
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:18 pm

akpilot0 wrote:
[list=][/list]I’m looking to find tail numbers of flights I’ve flown on in the past (2012) and was only able to find one on an ACARS report.

I’m looking for:

Alaska Airlines ASA156 ANC-LAX 6/11/2012 landed 6/12
JetBlue JBU500 LGB-ANC 6/18/2012 landed 6/19
Alaska Airlines ASA088 ANC-SEA 9/22/2012
Alaska Airlines ASA101 SEA-ANC 9/26/2012 (ACARS shows N323AS, want to double check)

Thanks!


AS 156 // ANC-LAX // (11-Jun-2012) - B738 // N520AS

B6 500 // LGB-ANC // (18-Jun-2012) - A320 // N637JB

AS 88 // ANC-SEA // (22-Sep-2012) - B738 // N592AS

AS 101 // SEA-ANC // (26-Sep-2012) - B739 // N323AS (ACARS correct)
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:05 pm

george77300 wrote:
akpilot0 wrote:
[list=][/list]I’m looking to find tail numbers of flights I’ve flown on in the past (2012) and was only able to find one on an ACARS report.

I’m looking for:

Alaska Airlines ASA156 ANC-LAX 6/11/2012 landed 6/12
JetBlue JBU500 LGB-ANC 6/18/2012 landed 6/19
Alaska Airlines ASA088 ANC-SEA 9/22/2012
Alaska Airlines ASA101 SEA-ANC 9/26/2012 (ACARS shows N323AS, want to double check)

Thanks!


AS 156 // ANC-LAX // (11-Jun-2012) - B738 // N520AS

B6 500 // LGB-ANC // (18-Jun-2012) - A320 // N637JB

AS 88 // ANC-SEA // (22-Sep-2012) - B738 // N592AS

AS 101 // SEA-ANC // (26-Sep-2012) - B739 // N323AS (ACARS correct)


Curious - where do you find this?
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:25 pm

dirk88 wrote:
george77300 wrote:
akpilot0 wrote:
[list=][/list]I’m looking to find tail numbers of flights I’ve flown on in the past (2012) and was only able to find one on an ACARS report.

I’m looking for:

Alaska Airlines ASA156 ANC-LAX 6/11/2012 landed 6/12
JetBlue JBU500 LGB-ANC 6/18/2012 landed 6/19
Alaska Airlines ASA088 ANC-SEA 9/22/2012
Alaska Airlines ASA101 SEA-ANC 9/26/2012 (ACARS shows N323AS, want to double check)

Thanks!


AS 156 // ANC-LAX // (11-Jun-2012) - B738 // N520AS

B6 500 // LGB-ANC // (18-Jun-2012) - A320 // N637JB

AS 88 // ANC-SEA // (22-Sep-2012) - B738 // N592AS

AS 101 // SEA-ANC // (26-Sep-2012) - B739 // N323AS (ACARS correct)


Curious - where do you find this?


For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/

Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:27 pm

akpilot0 wrote:
[list=][/list]I’m looking to find tail numbers of flights I’ve flown on in the past (2012) and was only able to find one on an ACARS report.


How did you get a hold of an ACARS report? A quick google search led to https://www.acarsd.org/, but I'm not sure how comprehensive it is.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:57 pm

george77300 wrote:
dirk88 wrote:
george77300 wrote:

AS 156 // ANC-LAX // (11-Jun-2012) - B738 // N520AS

B6 500 // LGB-ANC // (18-Jun-2012) - A320 // N637JB

AS 88 // ANC-SEA // (22-Sep-2012) - B738 // N592AS

AS 101 // SEA-ANC // (26-Sep-2012) - B739 // N323AS (ACARS correct)


Curious - where do you find this?


For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/


Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS.


How do I go about using this? Pretty confused.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 pm

I've found this site easier to use than others: https://wandr.me/bts/

Although if you get into older data, it sometimes mixes the fleet number in instead of the actual tail number, which can be a little misleading. For instance I've found older AA 752 flights that show numbers like N532UW, which would now be a LUS Airbus flying for AA, but at the time was fleet number 532 (a now-retired 752 frame). Some MD-80 regs like N7514A also don't show up properly, they might show as N514AA which either doesn't exist or is the wrong type. WN records can sometimes be a little funky as well.

I've also occasionally seen flight numbers that don't match up with my travel records, even though they are at the correct departure time.

Finally, it does not provide international data (I even signed up at one point for the 'premium' subscription which supposedly does, but couldn't get any results), and it also seems to be missing a fair amount of regional carrier flights that I have in my logs.

Despite these issues, it's a pretty easy to use interface that has enabled me to find out a ton of registrations that I failed to note back in the day.
A300/310/319/320/321/332/333/343/380 AN24/28/38/148 ARJ AT6/7 B190
B717/722/732/3/4/5/7/8/9 741/744/752/753/762/763/764/772/773/788/789
CR1/2/7/9 D8S D93/4/5 DHC2/3/7/8 D28/38 EMB/EM2/ER3/D/4/E70/75/90
F50/100 J31 L10 L4T M11/80/87/90 SF3 SU9 TU3/TU5 YK2
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:52 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
george77300 wrote:
dirk88 wrote:

Curious - where do you find this?


For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/


Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS.


How do I go about using this? Pretty confused.


https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

Choose the operating airline, departing airport and date of the flight you're looking for and then look for your flight # in the list that appears.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:59 pm

SRQKEF wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
george77300 wrote:

For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/


Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS.


How do I go about using this? Pretty confused.


https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

Choose the operating airline, departing airport and date of the flight you're looking for and then look for your flight # in the list that appears.


Thanks for the help!
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 pm

And what about European flight.
I found the site planefinder, which is great but with quite a big number of flights that has been never recorded. Moreover you can't playback earlier than 2012 or something like that. Does someone has another way to found past flight data in Europe?
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:09 am

SRQKEF wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
george77300 wrote:

For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/


Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS.


How do I go about using this? Pretty confused.


https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

Choose the operating airline, departing airport and date of the flight you're looking for and then look for your flight # in the list that appears.


Greetings!
So I have a question, is there is anywhere to see Mesaba (XJ) flights. It appears there aren't any in the database. I'm trying to see what type of plane flew MSP to CMX in August 1997. I don't necessarily need the tail numbers. Thanks!
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:48 am

FlyXJtoCMX wrote:
Greetings!
So I have a question, is there is anywhere to see Mesaba (XJ) flights. It appears there aren't any in the database. I'm trying to see what type of plane flew MSP to CMX in August 1997. I don't necessarily need the tail numbers. Thanks!


Best I could find is an old Northwest schedule which shows it as a SF3 (Saab 340B) in 2000. There is a gap of some years in the 1990's for these schedules.
http://northwestairlineshistory.org/tim ... northwest/
Airbus:318,319,320,321,332,333,388
Boeing:707,717,732,733,734,73Q,735,73G,738,7M8,739,752,753,742,74L,744,762,763,772,77L,77W,789
Misc:142,CN1,CR2,CR7,DC8,DH2,DH8,D8Q,D10,D95,EM2,ER3,ER4,E70,100,J31,M11,M83,M88,M90,SF3

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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 am

I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:57 am

I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:38 am

YYZLGA wrote:
I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...


I have a phantom flight that doesn't appear in the databases as well:
US Airways 5556 OAK-PHX on 3/8/2015 Dep 6:15A local
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:56 am

BWIAirport wrote:
I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.


I've always thought about doing this, but it always seems very expensive. Let us know how much it is.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:01 am

ACARS in very good for most years. Also if any flights depart/arrive LHR/LGW it’s (www.lhr-lgw.co.uk) almost comprehensive back to the 1950s in some cases. There are more ACARS linked through that but would have to be a flight that overflow the UK. So can do quite well on Europe-USA flights.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:17 am

YYZLGA wrote:
I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...


UA 1101 was an A319 N851UA
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:24 am

I’ve also gotten helpful responses out of airlines’ twitter accounts.. if the request isn’t too old.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 am

YYZLGA wrote:
I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...


And TP173 (LIS-BSB) is CS-TOM (A330-200).
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:32 am

jdbronco wrote:

I have a phantom flight that doesn't appear in the databases as well:
US Airways 5556 OAK-PHX on 3/8/2015 Dep 6:15A local


I had a quick look but appears to have been operated by US Express (aka Regional). This means you would have to select the regional airline as the operator and not US Airways. I had a quick look and could find it. Are you sure flight number is correct? Also do you know the aircraft type as that could narrow the options down easier?
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:38 am

BWIAirport wrote:
I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.


What years? On what airlines? And to which EU airports? If you post them I’ll attempt to get them. No promises of course.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:33 am

OK, I have a couple of old ones I'd like to try:
13 Nov 1992 BA924 LHR-BRE B737-200
04 Nov 1996 BA5368 BHX-MUC B737-200
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:36 am

Is there any database keeping keeping registrations of flights in and out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ)?
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 am

I had some I'd like to try:
25 Dec 2011 TG433 BKK-CGK 747-400
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:36 am

If anyone can help with any of these I'd be most grateful:

EI 455 LGW DUB 2002-Nov-28 BAe146
LAN 481 SCL EZE 2004 Jul 21 A320
EI 124 ORD DUB 2004-Nov-20 A330
EI 125 DUB ORD 2004-Nov-27 A330
Gulf Air ? FRA BAH 2006 May 05 A343
Gulf Air ? BAH FRA 2006 May 11 A343
LH ? FRA DFW 2006 May 11 A343
Wizz 6818 BVA PRG 2009 Jun 27 A320
Wizz ? PRG BVA 2009 Jun 30 A320
BA ? LHR ARN 2009 Oct 11 A320
BA ? ARN LHR 2009 Oct 17 A319

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A300/310/319/320/321/332/333/343/380 AN24/28/38/148 ARJ AT6/7 B190
B717/722/732/3/4/5/7/8/9 741/744/752/753/762/763/764/772/773/788/789
CR1/2/7/9 D8S D93/4/5 DHC2/3/7/8 D28/38 EMB/EM2/ER3/D/4/E70/75/90
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:32 pm

george77300 wrote:
YYZLGA wrote:
I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...


And TP173 (LIS-BSB) is CS-TOM (A330-200).


Thank you so much for both! How did you find those?

Also...I don't know what I'm missing, but I can't get the LHR/LGW database to work. I downloaded the zip files from the archives and there seem to be multiple directories, each of which seem to have multiple days. I open the files but they only seem to have either nothing or a couple flights in them. Is there any viewer I should be using for the files?
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:53 pm

KLMatSJC wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.


I've always thought about doing this, but it always seems very expensive. Let us know how much it is.

Right, just a year of data for a given flight number or registration can be upwards of $400. I'm hoping that for just a handful of flights it'll be more manageable. I'll certainly let everyone know how much it is when I find out.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:58 pm

george77300 wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.


What years? On what airlines? And to which EU airports? If you post them I’ll attempt to get them. No promises of course.

Thanks for offering to help!
The flights I know for sure are:
LH427 PHL-FRA A343 March 15 2013
LH310 FRA-FLR E190/5 March 16 2013
LH311 FLR-FRA E190/5 March 24 2013
LH426 FRA-PHL A343 March 24 2013

US532 PHX-SJD A321 March 15 2014
US533 SJD-PHX A321 March 23 2014

Still trying to figure out some itineraries from the early 2000s when I was only 5-10 years old. Would a CLT-SJU flight be included in domestic databases?
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:01 pm

dennypayne wrote:
I've found this site easier to use than others: https://wandr.me/bts/


The person whose website this is has told me that he doesn't know of a way to get international info from a long time ago
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JB,UA(C5,EV,CHQ,AX),AA(EGF,ZW,AX,PT),DL(OH,YX),FL,WN,LH,BA,AF,AZ,IB,VX,CO
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:08 pm

george77300 wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
I can easily find domestic flights using the provided links, but nothing I've tried for international flights has worked. I'm looking into custom reports (https://flightaware.com/commercial/customreports) to try and get ahold of registration numbers for my past international flights.


What years? On what airlines? And to which EU airports? If you post them I’ll attempt to get them. No promises of course.


Hi I to have been in the same situation for many years, the only flights I haven't been able to find out of the 50+ since i started logging were

AF flight #321 on August 26th 2009, BOS-CDG operated by an A340-300 (looking for a tail number)
AZ CDG-FCO on August 27th 2009 codeshared Flight #AF9834 operated with a A319 leaving CDG around 2pm (looking for a tail number)
AZ FCO-CDG on September 5th 2009 codeshared Flight #AF9833 operated with a A321, departing around 7am(looking for a tail number)

If you have away of finding this it would be greatly appreciated!
(A359,A343/A346,A332,A319/320/321,A220-100)(B788,B772,B762,B752,B744/B748,B732/B737/B738,B717)(E190,E145)(CRJ100/200, Dash 8-200)(MD-83)
JB,UA(C5,EV,CHQ,AX),AA(EGF,ZW,AX,PT),DL(OH,YX),FL,WN,LH,BA,AF,AZ,IB,VX,CO
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:11 pm

Can someone help me with these? Tail numbers and flights, please!!!

ATL-FOR on July 15th, 2009. It was a Delta Boeing 767-300ER.
ATL-DCA on July 03rd, 2009. Delta Connection-Shuttle America E175 N206JQ (I just need the flight number)
LGA-MDW on July 10th, 2009. Delta Connection-Shuttle America E175 N202JQ (I just need the flight number)
BCN-AMS on July 08th, 2011. Vueling A320-200. (It was a morning flight)



This might be the most difficult one:

EZE-SCL on July 04th, 2003, on a Varig MD-11.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm

george77300 wrote:
jdbronco wrote:

I have a phantom flight that doesn't appear in the databases as well:
US Airways 5556 OAK-PHX on 3/8/2015 Dep 6:15A local


I had a quick look but appears to have been operated by US Express (aka Regional). This means you would have to select the regional airline as the operator and not US Airways. I had a quick look and could find it. Are you sure flight number is correct? Also do you know the aircraft type as that could narrow the options down easier?


Thanks for checking! It is the only gap I have in my log and is really annoying. I've checked under Mesa and Skywest with no luck. I pulled up my itinerary from US Airways and it says it was operated by Mesa. Flight # and time are correct and it was a CRJ900.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:42 pm

EL-AL wrote:
Is there any database keeping keeping registrations of flights in and out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ)?


No idea unfortunately.

RebelDJ wrote:
OK, I have a couple of old ones I'd like to try:
13 Nov 1992 BA924 LHR-BRE B737-200
04 Nov 1996 BA5368 BHX-MUC B737-200


No luck from me unfortunately.

TheEuphorian wrote:
I had some I'd like to try:
25 Dec 2011 TG433 BKK-CGK 747-400


No luck unfortunately for that flight that day.

I’m going to try and work my way through and get as many as possible.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 pm

Do I need a special type of software to run ACARS and find data? The best I could do was get a big block of text.
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:46 pm

An important thing to note for anyone using the ACARS Decoder: "Since January 2006, we create daily ACARS reports which can be downloaded from this server. Because of different timezones, the reports are 2 days back. With this limit we can include all messages from the same day.
The ACARS reports are in zip or plain text format."

Also, does anyone know why random ACARS reports are missing here and there, including all reports from 2009?
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:50 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
Still trying to figure out some itineraries from the early 2000s when I was only 5-10 years old. Would a CLT-SJU flight be included in domestic databases?

Yes, it’s domestic and I’ve searched for SJU flights many times with no issues.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:09 pm

dennypayne wrote:
If anyone can help with any of these I'd be most grateful:

EI 455 LGW DUB 2002-Nov-28 BAe146
LAN 481 SCL EZE 2004 Jul 21 A320
EI 124 ORD DUB 2004-Nov-20 A330
EI 125 DUB ORD 2004-Nov-27 A330
Gulf Air ? FRA BAH 2006 May 05 A343
Gulf Air ? BAH FRA 2006 May 11 A343
LH ? FRA DFW 2006 May 11 A343
Wizz 6818 BVA PRG 2009 Jun 27 A320
Wizz ? PRG BVA 2009 Jun 30 A320
BA ? LHR ARN 2009 Oct 11 A320
BA ? ARN LHR 2009 Oct 17 A319

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


All from ACARS

GF16 FRA-BAH 05-May-2006 /// A4O-LB (later re-registered A9C-LB)

GF17 BAH FRA 11-May-2006 /// A4O-LF (later re-registered A9C-LF)

LH438 FRA-DFW 11-May-2006 /// D-AIGD

Can’t check others now as I’m abroad but there are three at least.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:10 pm

flyer1225 wrote:
An important thing to note for anyone using the ACARS Decoder: "Since January 2006, we create daily ACARS reports which can be downloaded from this server. Because of different timezones, the reports are 2 days back. With this limit we can include all messages from the same day.
The ACARS reports are in zip or plain text format."

Also, does anyone know why random ACARS reports are missing here and there, including all reports from 2009?


No idea why but is the case unfortunately.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:13 pm

YYZLGA wrote:
george77300 wrote:
YYZLGA wrote:
I've never been able to find UA1101 on June 27, 2008 and TP173 on Sept 5, 2008. If anyone can help me with either of those, it would be much appreciated...


And TP173 (LIS-BSB) is CS-TOM (A330-200).


Thank you so much for both! How did you find those?

Also...I don't know what I'm missing, but I can't get the LHR/LGW database to work. I downloaded the zip files from the archives and there seem to be multiple directories, each of which seem to have multiple days. I open the files but they only seem to have either nothing or a couple flights in them. Is there any viewer I should be using for the files?


Those two on ACARS.

As for LHR/LGW you get the zip file and then they often have a couple in there, one is most airlines, a “ba” prefix is often just BA seperate and also a “biz” sometimes and that is private aircraft. Sometime the one with all is called “rest”. A bit of guesswork and searching. Some do only have a couple flights but the more recent ones have hundreds each day. Basically the older you go the harder it is. Try a date to more recent to make sure it works but no real trick other than unzip the files.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:42 pm

Can someone help me with these ? Airlines, aircraft type and schedules :
CDG-HER 13/07/1998 (a very early morning flight)
HER-CDG 20/07/1998
ORY-ORD on AA42 13h35-15h45 - 08/08/1998 B763 (which reg ?)
ORD-ORY on AA41 16h30-08h00+1 29/08/1998 B763 (which reg ?)
CDG-BJV 23/07/1999
BJV-CDG 30/07/1999

This might be difficult to find.
george77300, this would be greatly greatly appreciated ! Really.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:00 pm

george77300 wrote:
dennypayne wrote:
If anyone can help with any of these I'd be most grateful:

EI 455 LGW DUB 2002-Nov-28 BAe146
LAN 481 SCL EZE 2004 Jul 21 A320
EI 124 ORD DUB 2004-Nov-20 A330
EI 125 DUB ORD 2004-Nov-27 A330
Gulf Air ? FRA BAH 2006 May 05 A343
Gulf Air ? BAH FRA 2006 May 11 A343
LH ? FRA DFW 2006 May 11 A343
Wizz 6818 BVA PRG 2009 Jun 27 A320
Wizz ? PRG BVA 2009 Jun 30 A320
BA ? LHR ARN 2009 Oct 11 A320
BA ? ARN LHR 2009 Oct 17 A319


All from ACARS

GF16 FRA-BAH 05-May-2006 /// A4O-LB (later re-registered A9C-LB)

GF17 BAH FRA 11-May-2006 /// A4O-LF (later re-registered A9C-LF)

LH438 FRA-DFW 11-May-2006 /// D-AIGD

Can’t check others now as I’m abroad but there are three at least.


Oh man I owe you beverages :-) Thanks! I've got to figure out how to use ACARS I guess - so far my efforts have not been successful. I figured the Gulf legs had to be either LB or LF since they seemed to be the only ones left in the old livery on those dates, but I couldn't be sure.
A300/310/319/320/321/332/333/343/380 AN24/28/38/148 ARJ AT6/7 B190
B717/722/732/3/4/5/7/8/9 741/744/752/753/762/763/764/772/773/788/789
CR1/2/7/9 D8S D93/4/5 DHC2/3/7/8 D28/38 EMB/EM2/ER3/D/4/E70/75/90
F50/100 J31 L10 L4T M11/80/87/90 SF3 SU9 TU3/TU5 YK2
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:32 pm

In case anyone is feeling generous, I've been looking for the registrations of LH940 on Aug 23, 2013 (I think it was a 733), and LH947 on Aug 25, 2013 (probably a 321), respectively. Those were the first flights I took by myself, but failed to keep track of the registrations.

Cheers!
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:39 pm

leleko747 wrote:
Can someone help me with these? Tail numbers and flights, please!!!

BCN-AMS on July 08th, 2011. Vueling A320-200. (It was a morning flight)


That was probably the VY8300 opb ECHQL!

As per http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/? ... up=airline

Rgds,

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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Hi, I'm also having trouble finding a few old flights on the online ACARS database. Does anyone know of another way to find info about these? Apologies for the large number of flights, and any missing data, but any help will be welcome.

Listed from oldest to newest:
2008-10-20 or 21 PEK to HKG on CX
2008-10-21 HKG to MEL on CX
2010-04-08 MEL to OOL on DJ745 Boeing 737-800 (should be at least)
2011-06-19 BNE to CAN on CZ382 Airbus A330
2011-06-19 CAN to PEK on CZ, don't know flight no, but should be an evening/night flight
2011-07-06 KHN to PEK, don't know flight no, but should be an midday/afternoon flight
2013-03-21 BNE to CAN on CZ382 Airbus A330, should be a -300
2013-03-21 CAN to PEK on CZ3000 I think, I know the plane was an Airbus A380
2013-04-16 PEK to CAN on CZ, should be a morning flight
2013-04-16 CAN to BNE on CZ381 Airbus A330
2014-06-28 BNE to SIN on SQ236 Boeing 777-200
2014-06-28 SIN to FRA on SQ26
2014-07-16 SIN to BNE on SQ235 Boeing 777-200
2015-08-31 CAN to PEK on CZ3101? Boeing 777-300ER
2016-06-18 BNE to SIN on SQ246 Airbus A330
2016-07-03 CDG to SIN on SQ335 Airbus A380
A320 A321 A332 A333 A359 A388 B738 B739 B753 B772 B77W
CA CX CZ DJ DL JQ KA MI SQ VA
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 pm

CrimsonNL wrote:
That was probably the VY8300 opb ECHQL!

As per http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/? ... up=airline

Rgds,

Martijn



Thank you so much Martijn! But I actually found out it was EC-JTQ because I have a pic of EC-HQL... taken onboard my Vueling flight!
Turns out EC-HQL was right beside my gate. Anyway, many thanks!
I wonder when people will understand:
Embraer 190 or simply E190, not ERJ-190. E-Jets are NOT ERJs!
Boeing 747-8, not Boeing 747-800. Same goes for 787.
Airbus A320, not Airbus 320.
Airbii does not exist.
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:27 am

Can anyone help me find the registrations for the following Western Airlines flights back in June of 1981?

WA #561, LAX - HNL 06/16/1981
WA #564, HNL - LAX 06/23/1981

I've been trying to get the registrations for these first two flights I'd been on for years now. Many thanks!

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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:48 am

If anyone can help with one other, it would be very much appreciated!
SQ494 July 14, 2008
Try as I might, I can't seem to find it on any of the databases.
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:49 am

george77300 wrote:

RebelDJ wrote:
OK, I have a couple of old ones I'd like to try:
13 Nov 1992 BA924 LHR-BRE B737-200
04 Nov 1996 BA5368 BHX-MUC B737-200


No luck from me unfortunately.



Thanks for trying!
 
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Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:03 am

I started collecting flight info back in 2007, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find some details from before that time. I tried finding the info a while ago when there was a similar topic as this, but I wasn't able to. I would be eternally grateful if somebody is able to find some of my missing data:

UAL4670 - oct 12 2013 - IAH > MSY - 16:18-17:05. Missing: airplane reg
KL1578 - aug 25 2006 - ATH > AMS - 17:20-19:55. Missing: airplane reg
SK1549 - jul 28 2006 - CPH > AMS - 14:55-16:20. Missing: airplane reg + type (I think MD82)
SK0556 - jul 25 2006 - AMS > ARN - 10:30-12:30. Missing: airplane reg
EZY2165 - aug 12 2005 - LTN > AMS - 19:20-31:30. Missing: airplane reg
EZY2316 - aug 10 2005 - CAG > LTN - 16:50-18:30. Missing: airplane reg
EZY2315 - aug 02 2005 - LTN > CAG - 12:40-16:20. Missing: airplane reg
EZY2156 - aug 02 2005 - AMS > LTN - 08:35-08:45. Missing: airplane reg
DL???? - jan 05 2005 - ATL > AMS - 17:40-08:10+1. Missing: airplane reg + type + flightnumber
DL???? - jan 05 2005 - LIM > ATL - 01:10-07:55. Missing: airplane reg + type + flightnumber
DL???? - dec 11 2004 - ATL > LIM - 16:30-24:10. Missing: airplane reg + type + flightnumber
DL???? - dec 11 2004 - AMS > ATL - 10:10-14:00. Missing: airplane reg + type + flightnumber

Cheers!
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