Aircraft type

I have just bumped into your site and it looks really useful. I am a worried mother and when my kids fly I like to know they are safely on the ground. Up to now I have tracked them via the airports’ web sites but your site looks far more user friendly.

Question: can you tell me the type of aircraft from a flight number?

Welcome to FlightAware!

When displaying a flight, lets take a Delta flight for an example

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you’ll find the aircraft type show on the first line of the information panel on the right hand side of the screen. Is that what you were looking for?

Or are your kids private pilots?

Welcome to FlightAware!

I did not expect a reply that quick so I have been away from my computer.

My kids are not pilots - I wish - just very nervous passengers when they go on holiday or visit friends in Mallorca.

Yes that is the info I am after but does the flight have to be in the air or can I get it for intended flights? What I am after is knowing the plane I will be on when I book my holiday.

You’d have to contact your airline for that information. The flight information shown is recent and soon-to-be-flying. Although you could look to see what aircraft is being flown on a given flight today, that aircraft may be changed in the future.

Ah. Thanks. Shame but it is still a great site with loads of info.

Mallorca? As in Palma De Mallorca? Where are they originating from…Heathrow?

Yes. One of my daughters worked worked there for a few years and made good friends so visits them quite often.

The info I am looking for is for Monarch scheduled flights from Gatwick to Malaga.

Great place to vacation (holiday)…been there on several occasions…unfortunately;

“FlightAware’s service area includes the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam), Canada, the Carribean, and the United Kingdom. For flights arriving in a service area from an international origin outside of a service area, FlightAware will be able to track the flight when it nears a service area. For flights departing a service area, FlightAware will be able to track the flight until it leaves the coverage area. Flights may not be tracked beyond that point unless they enter another service area.”

Oh well, never mind. Thanks for all the input you are a nice friendly lot.

The Monarch web page doesn’t show the aircraft operated on its flights.

Wikipedia shows that Monarch currently operates the following aircraft:

4 Airbus A300-600R (361 passengers)
5 Airbus A320-200 (174 passengers)
16 Airbus A321-200 (214 passengers)
2 Airbus A330-200 2 (358 passengers)
3 Boeing 757-200 3 (229 passengers)
1 Boeing 767-300ER (309 passengers)

Random thought that may not have been pointed out. If the flights are originating at Gatwick then the FlightAware SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess for those that may not know) would be on the flight before it took off. Now, that isn’t to say that it won’t change once the flight is in the air.

Thank you. I guess I will have to wait until I actually book the flight.