Why can"t US Airways be tracked by Reg #?


#1

See this AA plane? N679AN

Since Saturday morning, the info is complete and up to date

20-May-2012 B752/Q LaGuardia (KLGA) Miami Intl (KMIA) 06:45PM EDT 09:35PM EDT Scheduled
20-May-2012 B752/Q Miami Intl (KMIA) LaGuardia (KLGA) 02:33PM EDT 04:52PM EDT En Route
20-May-2012 B752/Q LaGuardia (KLGA) Miami Intl (KMIA) 09:59AM EDT 12:22PM EDT 2:23
20-May-2012 B752/Q Miami Intl (KMIA) LaGuardia (KLGA) 06:11AM EDT 08:40AM EDT 2:29
19-May-2012 B752/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Miami Intl (KMIA) 08:52PM CDT 11:57PM EDT 2:05
19-May-2012 B752/Q Denver Intl (KDEN) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 03:04PM MDT 05:30PM CDT 1:26
19-May-2012 B752/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Denver Intl (KDEN) 01:14PM CDT 01:45PM MDT 1:31
19-May-2012 B752/Q Denver Intl (KDEN) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 09:16AM MDT 11:41AM CDT 1:25
19-May-2012 B752/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Denver Intl (KDEN) 07:18AM CDT 07:51AM MDT 1:33

Here’s another AA plane, N979TW
Again, complete, accurate info…as I write this the aircraft is enroute DFW-AUS

20-May-2012 MD83 Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Reno/Tahoe Intl (KRNO) 07:05PM CDT 08:10PM PDT Scheduled
20-May-2012 MD83 Austin-Bergstrom Intl (KAUS) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 05:05PM CDT 05:50PM CDT Scheduled
20-May-2012 MD83/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Austin-Bergstrom Intl (KAUS) 03:18PM CDT 03:51PM CDT En Route
20-May-2012 MD83 General Mariano Escobedo Int’l (MMMY / MTY) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 12:31PM CDT 01:46PM CDT 1:15
20-May-2012 MD83/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) General Mariano Escobedo Int’l (MMMY / MTY) 09:55AM CDT 11:06AM CDT 1:11
20-May-2012 MD83 General Mariano Escobedo Int’l (MMMY / MTY) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 06:54AM CDT 08:02AM CDT 1:08
19-May-2012 MD83/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) General Mariano Escobedo Int’l (MMMY / MTY) 06:12PM CDT 07:15PM CDT 1:03
19-May-2012 MD83/Q Austin-Bergstrom Intl (KAUS) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 03:53PM CDT 04:29PM CDT 0:36
19-May-2012 MD83/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Austin-Bergstrom Intl (KAUS) 02:28PM CDT 02:58PM CDT 0:30
19-May-2012 MD83/Q Jacksonville Intl (KJAX) Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 11:32AM EDT 12:46PM CDT 2:14
19-May-2012 MD83/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Jacksonville Intl (KJAX) 07:28AM CDT 10:22AM EDT 1:54

Now, look at some US Airways planes:

N112US
LOOK!..there are holes throughout the schedule & there is no info after April 4

04-Apr-2012 A320/Q Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) 03:46PM CDT 06:42PM EDT 1:56
31-Mar-2012 A320/Q Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) Chicago O’Hare Intl (KORD) 11:01PM EDT 11:36PM CDT 1:35
30-Mar-2012 A320 Lic. Benito Juarez Int’l (MMMX / MEX) Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) 12:52PM CST 06:11PM EDT 3:18
30-Mar-2012 A320/Q Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) Lic. Benito Juarez Int’l (MMMX / MEX) 09:40AM EDT 11:23AM CST 3:43
29-Mar-2012 A320/Q Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) Chicago O’Hare Intl (KORD) 04:16PM EDT 05:04PM CDT 1:48

Lets check another US Airways plane N813AW

Holes, holes, holes…last info is Apr 6

06-Apr-2012 A319/Q Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR) Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) 10:27AM EDT 12:20PM MST 4:53
03-Apr-2012 A319/Q Houston Bush Int’ctl (KIAH) Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) 08:17AM CDT 08:31AM MST 2:14
02-Apr-2012 A319/Q Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) Houston Bush Int’ctl (KIAH) 04:02PM MST 08:03PM CDT 2:01
01-Apr-2012 A319/Q Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) Detroit Metro Wayne Co (KDTW) 10:07AM MST 04:25PM EDT 3:18
31-Mar-2012 A319/Q Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) Houston Bush Int’ctl (KIAH) 12:52PM MST 05:15PM CDT 2:23

Lets check another US plane, N188US

Again, holes and holes…last update Apr 6.

06-Apr-2012 A321/Q Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) 10:13AM EDT 12:03PM PDT 4:50
04-Apr-2012 A321/Q McCarran Intl (KLAS) Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) 02:44PM PDT 09:57PM EDT 4:13
04-Apr-2012 A321/Q Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) McCarran Intl (KLAS) 11:24AM EDT 01:07PM PDT 4:43
03-Apr-2012 A321/Q Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT) 11:49AM PDT 07:27PM EDT 4:38
03-Apr-2012 A321/Q Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) 07:51AM EDT 09:44AM PDT 4:53

These are just 3 planes, but trust me, I have looked up many US Airways planes and the results are similiar. So what is going on? I notice the same with Virgin America, by the way.


#2

Sme question here. I can’t track any of Southwest Airlines Fleet either!


#3

You probably already saw this in your post about tracking the special paint jobs on SWA aircraft, but per mduell…

“Unlike the other majors, Southwest doesn’t provide us with the aircraft tail number. We just have the flight number from ATC.”


#4

Well, supposedly US Airways DOES provide it------so what’s the problem?


#5

Any particular reason you need to be so rude about it? Is this a life and death situation? I find it amazing folks lambaste FA for the most trivial matters given this is, for all intents and purposes, a FREE service… geez…


#6

Ditto!!!


#7

US Airways chooses not to provide that information to us. In the ATC system they only use the flight number, so for airlines that choose to cooperate we receive the tail number along with the gate assignments, etc in a seperate system.


#8

Is there any way you can get the registration numbers to track them?


#9

A pair of binoculars and a lot of time on your hands?

Or just wait a few months for the BTS data to come out.


#10

Sorry, didnt realize asking a question------was being rude.

Thank you muduell for the answer


#11

Thanks! and I don’t think U.S Airways sends 757s to Denver International Airport. In the winter they use A319/A320s summer they use A321s from Charlotte and Phoenix.


#12

Ditto. It’s not the asking of the question that is rude. It’s how you asked it.