Which N-number with flight number? (N414QX)


#1

I live in San Diego (KSAN). Alaska Airlines just unveiled a livery plane for SDSU (N414QX), a Dash 8 Q-400 (“DH8d”). It would be fun to try to track this airplane, but as far as I can tell, for commercial flights, you can only go by flight number. Am i wrong? I’d love to be able to track 414, and not just any DH8D.


#2

From the ATC system we only get the flight number. Many major airlines choose to send us their tail numbers along with the gate assignments, baggage claim, etc in a separate system, but Alaska does not for the Horizon fleet.


#3

OK, so I’m not missing something right under my nose. Thanks for the reply.


#4

Is there a list of carriers that include tail numbers in a query response (by flight number)?


#5

Please search the forum before posting, a list has been posted here.