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Real world: Can a flight number tell you........

BashDaBish Guest

......who you are flying with and what the aircraft is?

I am due to go on holiday soon and have a flight number but no other information as yet. I was just wondering what this flight number can tell you?

My Flight is BY 080A from Gatwick

Any ideas?

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Could you tell me what's your destination? That way I will be able to tell you all the information you want.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

It is a Britannia Airways flight, but I can not find what type plane. Passenger reviews are mixed. Most complaints being about cramped seating.

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Andrew (AJWatson2209) First Officer

I think the first two letters can tell you the company, for example something like BA789 would be British Airways flight 789

BashDaBish Guest

Destination is Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

I found from the gatwick website that it is indeed a Britannia Airways flight and like Crash says there are mixed reviews. Britannia and Thomson are the same company and use the same aircraft. Thomson website shows the aircraft as being :-

757-200
767-200 (274 Seats)
767-200 (290-Seats)
767-300 (315 Seats)
767-300 (328 Seats)

So I guess I will be on one of the above.

Agus - where would you get the information from? Is there a website you use?

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Here's the information I've found.

I usually get information about aircraft type, departure time, arrival time, total flight time, meals, etc in this webiste. www.amadeus.net
I checked there but I couldn't find anything.

There's also another webiste to find that kind of information.
http://www.eskyguide.com/search/

BashDaBish Guest

Cheers Agus, I had a look at that amadeus website and I got the impression they are for scheduled flights as opposed to chartered?

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PH First Officer

You are flying on a Wednesday departing about 6 in the morning from LGW to PMI and it is a Britannia 757 200 with 232 people onboard...something like that!

BashDaBish Guest

I know what time I am flying and who with, but how did you find out which aircraft it is?

I was hoping there would be a website where you pop in your flight number to find out as much about the flight as possible.

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PH First Officer

I asked crew!

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

I don't know if there's a website like that.
In the website I gave you it says that the aircraft type is a 757-200 (752)

Yeah, Amadeus is just for schedules flights.

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