Wrong Aircraft Type Listed


#1

Hey,
On 1/5/05 UPS2215 departing KBWI was showed as a B763 on the scheduled departures menu, when here it says it was an A300-

flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS2215

Has anyone else had this problem?
I was about to grab my camera until I opened the flight info :slight_smile:

Regards
JetBlast :slight_smile:


#2

A306 yesterday, scheduled as a B763 today.


#3

Don’t forget that aircraft substitutions are common. Look a few lines down and you’ll see that on 24 Dec the flight was operated with a DC-8.


#4

We’ve seen changes like that (sometimes incorrectly) when they file a flight plan for one type (displayed on the scheduled departure board) and the controller puts a different type in the departure message (displayed on the departure board and flight page).


#5

Just an interesting note, VIR17 last night, flying into EWR, was shown on the map as an A346, while on the FA arrival page, and other tracking sites I checked, as an A343. It would be interesting to know why the rest of the site got it right while the map had it listed as a -600.


#6

Flight plan vs actual aircraft; the map doesn’t use the flight plan data.


#7

So does that mean that the map is right and everything else is wrong? The same thing is happening again with DLH402 FRA-EWR, the map is saying A333, while the flight tracker page says A343. Also, every other tracking site out there is saying A343.


#8

I think that flight is an A343. Certainly there are some glitches and consistency issues to work out, but in cases where we’re sometimes told X and other times told Y, it’s hard to know what to believe.


#9

Ok, thanks for the clarification.