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Which aircraft did I fly? (Pt. 2)

Which aircraft did I fly? (Pt. 2)

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Old Mar 17, 19, 8:37 pm
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Which aircraft did I fly? (Pt. 2)

Hey all!

I found the actual stub from my boarding pass. Ready for a fun game of guess-the-tail?

Date: July 9th, 2005
Route: SFO - CDG
Airline: UA
Flight: 926
Seat: 21F (window)
Y-cabin

I have photos from the window of the plane during the takeoff; I know I was in a window seat.

United's long-haul fleet at that time would have been: B747-400, B757-200, B757-300, B767-200, B767-300ER, B767-400ER, B777-200, B777-200ER, McDonnell Douglas DC-10.

Can anyone tell which aircraft I flew? Thanks!


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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:00 pm
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UA acquired both the 753 and the 764 in the CO merger in 2012; I believe the D10 had departed the fleet by 2005, and the 757 didn’t have the legs for SFO-CDG

the three vortex generators make me think it’s a 772
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Old Mar 17, 19, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
UA acquired both the 753 and the 764 in the CO merger in 2012; I believe the D10 had departed the fleet by 2005, and the 757 didnít have the legs for SFO-CDG

the three vortex generators make me think itís a 772
Wikipedia has the DC-10 being retired in '05; not sure when. I didn't think it could be the 757. Must be the 772!

What are vortex generators?
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the VGs are the three little black bits on the wing ... they’re each maybe 1” high and 3” long; their purpose is to disrupt the “boundary layer” between the undisturbed airstream and the upper surface of the wing ... irregularities in the airflow delay separation of the boundary layer (aerodynamic stall) and increase low-speed controllability

UA only had a few of the long-range DC-10-30s; the only one I flew on was in 1987, and I don’t think they were in the fleet much beyond the early 90s


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Old Mar 19, 19, 4:50 pm
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If seat 21F is an economy class window seat, wouldn't it be a single aisle plane?
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Old Mar 20, 19, 9:06 am
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I took a look at DIIO Mi, an airline industry tool that has flight data back to 2001. It claims that the only UA SFO-CDG flight on that date was operated by a 763.
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If you feel like spending $250 on it you can buy the custom date from FlightAware.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL926/history/buy
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:16 am
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I took a look at DIIO Mi, an airline industry tool that has flight data back to 2001. It claims that the only UA SFO-CDG flight on that date was operated by a 763.
Mind looking up one more for me?

Flight: AA 177
Date: 12/31/2010

Just wanna know aircraft type & tail.

Thanks!
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Old Mar 27, 19, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by airbusfan87 View Post
Mind looking up one more for me?

Flight: AA 177
Date: 12/31/2010

Just wanna know aircraft type & tail.

Thanks!
I can't see tail numbers with this service, but that flight was operated by a 762.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by dfw88 View Post
I took a look at DIIO Mi, an airline industry tool that has flight data back to 2001. It claims that the only UA SFO-CDG flight on that date was operated by a 763.

aren't you outing yourself with that data source?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by audio-nut View Post
aren't you outing yourself with that data source?
In what sense? Outing myself as being an airline employee? Yes, but I've stated that other times.
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In what sense? Outing myself as being an airline employee? Yes, but I've stated that other times.
Yes, but also a very specific type of airline employee.
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