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Aircraft Codes

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:46 pm

I have heard of various codes for UA B777-200, (e.g 77D, 77J and 77Q).

What is the difference?.
 
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:57 pm

Mainly seating configuration. Or ER vs nonER. ETOPS vs non-ETOPS. Or different engines.
 
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:25 am

Does anyone have a full, authoritative list of all these aircraft codes as used by computerised booking systems?


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Re: Aircraft Codes

Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:59 am

They are internal airline codes, the code for one airline can mean something different on another.
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:06 pm

Indeed. And a single airline can use multiple codes for the same airplane depending upon context (i.e. flight ops, maintenance, etc.). Airlines should use the IATA code in CRS but this is not always the case. For example, Southwest used 73G for a 137-seat 737-700 and 73W for a 143-seat 737-700.

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