Identifying My Aircraft

There are many ways to determine the type of aircraft being used on your next flight. Below are some of the most common ways to find your plane type and some helpful hints.

Beware of Codeshares!

Airlines often have agreements with one another to co-market flights. Flights that are codeshare have two (or more) flight numbers, one for each airline participating in the codeshare. When you book one of these flights, you'll often see Operated by in your itinerary. The plane's operator determines which plane will actually be flying the route. For example, you may have booked a United flight that says "Operated by Air Canada." If this is the case, you'll want to look at the Air Canada menu on SeatGuru for your airplane.

Where can I find the aircraft type on Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.?

Expedia:

  • After you've entered your desired travel dates and times, a list of available flights will appear. Click on the Show Flight Details and then the Seat Preview links under your preferred flight.
  • The seat map page will open, showing you the available seats on the plane. Place your mouse over the seats to read SeatGuru seat reviews.
  • If SeatGuru reviews are not available, directly under the seat map is a text summary that details the route, airline, flight number and airplane type. You can go directly to SeatGuru to view a seat map for a particular flight.

 

 

 

 

Orbitz:

  • After you've entered your desired travel dates and times, a list of available flights will appear. Click on Flight Details to see the flight number, class of service, plane type and flight duration. You can also click on Seat Map to see a list of available seats.
  • Make note of the flight information and then go to SeatGuru's Find Seat Map page to search for the seat map for the flights you are considering.

 

 

 

 

Travelocity:

  • After you've entered your desired travel dates and times, a list of available flights will appear. Click on the Show Flight Details link under your preferred flight and then the Seat Preview link.
  • The seat map window will open showing you the available seats on the plane. Directly below the seat map is a text summary that details the airline, flight number and plane type. Armed with that information, you can go to SeatGuru to view a seat map for a particular flight.

 

 

 

TripAdvisor:

  • After you've entered your desired travel dates and times, a list of available flights will appear. Click on the Details link under your preferred flight.
  • Click on the SeatGuru Reviews link to see not only the aircraft type but a seat map complete with SeatGuru seat reviews. For some airlines, you will also be able to click on an Available Seats link to see a seat map showing unoccupied seats and the SeatGuru reviews for each seat.
  • If SeatGuru reviews are not available, directly under the seat map is a text summary that details the route, airline, flight number and airplane type. You can go directly to SeatGuru to view a seat map for a particular flight.

 

 

Where can I find my plane type on the airline's website?

Usually, the aircraft type or three-digit code will display for every available flight the airline provides for your itinerary. Match up the plane type or three-digit code with the SeatGuru menu system. We place the three-digit code for each aircraft in parenthesis following the airplane name and model. For example: Frontier Airbus A319 (319).

Another place to look is the flight schedule or timetable. Most airlines publish a flight schedule that can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer. Typically the airline will list the three-digit aircraft type for each flight. Match up the airline and three-digit number with the SeatGuru menu.

Still can't find your plane type?

You can always call the airline or your travel agent directly.

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