One of the best ways to know about, and estimate, delays is to know the situation with the PRECEDING flight - the actual metal needed to initiate the NEXT (desired) flight.
Is there a way to show the info regarding the aircraft needed to initiate one’s scheduled flight?
For instance, if I am interested in UA1218 from SMF to DEN, it is scheduled out at 14:00. If I can know the situation on the Inbound flight that will become UA1218, I can estimate the delay well in advance.
FlightAware shows that UA1218 continues thru to IAD, but where does it come FROM into SMF?
Any thoughts on this?