AALuxuryLiner
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Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:10 pm

It seems a lot of people on this board keep trip logs of some sort. I'd like to start but was wondering what kind of information do you record? Do you keep them in a notebook and jot down each flight you take, aircraft type, registration? If I had started keeping one when I first started flying it would be a thick notebook full and fun to look back. These trip reports are the best part of this website for me and I really appreciate everyone who takes time to write and photograph all the parts of your journey.
 
CO7e7
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:22 pm

I use an online log called Flight Memory. Check it out at: http://www.flightmemory.com/

I highly recommend the website and i know a lot of a.netters who use it.

CO7e7
 
phlstudent
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:40 pm

I use flightmemory, but I also keep an excel spreadsheet for my own records.

I have a column for the following; # of flight taken in my lifetime, date of flight, origin, destination, airlines, flight #, Plane, Registration, miles flown, seat, and finally any specially remarks (e.g. first class, special livery, etc..) Sample is shown below

97 11/22/2008 ORD PHL United 850 A320-232 N464UA 678 2D First Class
 
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:17 am

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-ph.../misc/uf/536883919/phpkgFSbx..jpeg

There's a scan of the flight log I use. As you can see I note registration, aircraft type, seat, Depature/Arrival/Flight/Gate Info, any notes on the flight, the load and the flight number. I buy those little 4x6 pocket notebooks at CVS.
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AALuxuryLiner
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:49 am

CO7e7 - Thanks for the link to flightmemory.com. I like it and will try input some of my previous flights.

PHLstudent and Cmk10 - I like the excel idea and the scan of the notebook is great. Thanks for passing along all the info.
 
nickbbu
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:04 am

I also use flightmemory.com but I have included a lot more in my spreadsheet:
- airline
- flight date
- flight number
- airports from / to (boarding gate also)
- flight time (scheduled and actual)
- boarding / deboarding time (actual, obviously) which gives me total time spent in the aircraft
- distance flown
- aircraft type
- seat
- load factor (approx. and visual)
- runways (departure / arrival)
- flight cost (convert all currencies to euro, in my case)
- flight cost / hours flown (average)
- flight cost / distance (100km; average) - you could use 100 miles
- registration number
- first flight and age
- current registration number and airline (a few aircrafts are now in other airlines’ fleets)

I would have liked to calculate also how much fuel was consumed during each flight, but you need very specific info for that (total consumption and total passengers). So I just gave up.

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kappel
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:11 pm

I do it as above, flightmemory plus a personal excel log. In addition to the above, I also note the date of first flight of the aircraft I flew in.
L1011,733,734,73G,738,743,744,752,763,772,77W,DC855,DC863,DC930,DC950,MD11,MD88,306,319,320,321,343,346,ARJ85,CR7,E195
 
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:08 pm



Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 1):
I use an online log called Flight Memory. Check it out at: http://www.flightmemory.com/

I highly recommend the website and i know a lot of a.netters who use it.

CO7e7

I've been using flightmemory for a while and I have a question that might fit here.

I only recently started collecting detailed information about my flights, but I'd like to add older flights to my log. Back then I wasn't that much of a nerd I am today and didn't pay attention to what carrier different charter companies used.

Is it possible to find information about this sort of things? Are there pages keeping track of what types of aircraft carriers used on different destinations.
For example, in 2001 I flew to Kos, Greece with Swedish company Always. I have however no memory of how Always hired to do the flight and what equipment they used.
 
NorthstarBoy
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:38 am

in total, my flight log is 164 pages (i do it in MS word) organized into the following categories:

Registration (done in alphabetical order)
Flight Number by airline
Depature gate by city
arrival gate by city
specific type number
size from biggest to smallest and subdivided by specific type and subtype, ie 747-406 is one subtype, 747-409 is a separate subtype
Number in fleet from most to least
year of first flight
construction number (all aircraft)
line number (Boeing, MD aircraft only)
status, subdivided into sub categories
First flight date
sector mileage from shortest to longest.
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AALuxuryLiner
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:49 pm

Northstarboy: How do you find out all the information about the specific aircraft you're flying on a specific flight? If you have the registration number, Is there a website that has the information?
 
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:57 pm

I keep a log of only the interesting aircraft types I fly on.

For example, something old, soon to be retired, rare, Soviet/Russian, classic, then I'll keep a log. The only newer aircraft I'd keep a log of are the 747s and A340s.

I won't bother keeping a log of A320s, 737NGs, 777, 767s and such.
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NorthstarBoy
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:17 am



Quoting AALuxuryLiner (Reply 9):
Northstarboy: How do you find out all the information about the specific aircraft you're flying on a specific flight? If you have the registration number, Is there a website that has the information?

i use the spreadsheets from airlinerlist.com. I do a photo search here on A.net to find the construction number for the plane i was on, then i go look it up on the applicable spreadsheet. the information on airfleets.net is also pretty good, but there are some glaring omissions there (Like no DC-9/MD-80s). the spreadsheets Airlinerlist will give you the entire history of an airframe from the beginning, but the spreadsheets are organized by construction number, so because i'm too lazy to read through the entire spreadsheet to find one airplane, i look up the construction number first.
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CO7e7
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:50 am



Quoting TGIF (Reply 7):

Try this link:
http://www.airlinetimetables.net/

I don't know if you're going to find what you're looking for.. but it's worth the try.

CO7e7
 
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:21 am



Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 12):

That seems as a good start, thanks!
 
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RE: Trip Report Log?

Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:45 am

I just keep a notebook, though I want to get it onto flightmemory sometime...as the notebook is becoming messy, worn and unorganized.

As far as info goes, it depends on the flight I am doing, if its just a common flight I am going to do a dozen times a year, then I only collect the sector/airline/flight number/aircraft type/aircraft reg/runways/gate and bay number. But if its a sector thats new to me, or I rarely fly, or different airline, then I will record more info in regards to weather conditions/takeoff roll time/service/seat/load factor/food etc, and it becomes a more full on report. As well as take a load of photos....

I hope to have a go at writing up a trip report on here soon  Wink
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