When are specific planes allocated?

Old Jul 15, 19, 7:34 am
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When are specific planes allocated?

Hi, when are specific planes ie G-VII(X) allocated to their flights? And is there anywhere to check these before flight? I can only find which planes are flying routes post takeoff via Planefinder.

Whilst I appreciate there will be last minutes changes for tech issues I assume they have a reasonable advance roster, but is this available to the public?

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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:41 am
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FR24 tends to have most BA flights listed a day or two before. The heritage fleet movements are posted on Twitter.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:51 am
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I assume they have a reasonable advance roster, but is this available to the public?
They do, it is not.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:53 am
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I asked a similar question in the Ask The Staffer thread a few months ago. Someone pointed me to an interesting documentary showing how frames are allocated to different rotations. Worth a watch.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:55 am
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What is the date and flight number please?
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Old Jul 15, 19, 8:01 am
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Old Jul 15, 19, 9:35 am
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Do you remember what the documentary was called?
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Old Jul 15, 19, 9:42 am
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Many (approaching 50) years ago, wandering around LHR T1 waiting for the last flight of the day to EDI or GLA, I would often find an unattended stack of A4 sheets listing the assignments of aircraft to flights for the next day. This appeared to be intended for internal use, but not a closely guarded commercial secret. This was well before the days of on-line everything, so today the equivalent information is available only to BA staff and skilled hackers.

This was so long ago that it was before the introduction of lounges, and even before pre-boarding security checks. The assumptions appeared to be that nobody would expect a BEA flight to be able to take them to Cuba. On the other hand, there was a coal mine called the Havanna Drift (with two"n"s) just off the eastern end of the runway at NCL. Its workings extended under the airport, and during its active life from about 1950 to 1970 it reduced the elevation of the eastern end of the runway by about six feet.
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I cannot see this yet but will let you know.
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Do you remember what the documentary was called?
A Very British Airline:
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:22 am
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At present it is G-YMMD.
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Old Aug 31, 19, 7:25 am
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Can anyone with inside knowledge tell me what aircraft is due to operate BA342 on 3rd Sept. Thanks
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Old Aug 31, 19, 11:53 am
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Can anyone with inside knowledge tell me what aircraft is due to operate BA342 on 3rd Sept. Thanks
This is LHR-NCE

I can't tell until the flight plan is filed
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Old Aug 31, 19, 3:32 pm
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Can anyone with inside knowledge tell me what aircraft is due to operate BA342 on 3rd Sept. Thanks
Currently planned to be G–EUXF.
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Old Aug 31, 19, 6:40 pm
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Thank you guys!
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