Looking for flights within the US operated by widebody aircraft? Here’s a relatively easy way to find them.
Just plug in a travel date – the other three fields are optional – and you’ll get back a list of the routes scheduled to fly with a widebody that day.
The underlying data will refresh every week or so, I hope, to stay current.
And, because I can, some random stats about domestic widebody flights:
- American Airlines currently has the most scheduled, edging out Delta Air Lines by about 4%. Hawaiian is in third thanks to its massive long-haul operations from the islands.
- Based on the same reasoning above, HNL has the most domestic widebody departures followed by LAX, MIA, SFO and DFW. JFK doesn’t make the top 5 (largely because AA now has the A321T with Flagship Service on those transcons)
- Snowbirds, Spring Breakers and Spring Training fans in Detroit and Minneapolis get 767 service to Ft. Myers this spring; I would have bet against that if given the opportunity.
- Frequencies vary notably by day of week and by season:
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This is a very nice utility. Thanks
Any idea what explains the drop in domestic widebody operations that begins in fall 2016? It looks like we see some seasonal variation in the summer, presumably as widebodies are pulled onto transatlantic flights, but the fall drop is even steeper. I can’t think of any potential explanation — are there a large number of widebody retirements slated for fall 2016?
Probably more that they have not yet extended the schedule than anything else. But right now DL has 1489 domestic widebody flights in August and only 795 in September.
Summer travel is significantly more busy than winter or fall. Even if more are added back to the schedule I expect to see fewer in the colder months.
Very handy, thanks Seth! Now I can easily spot a widebody other than my own chubby tummy!
So refreshing to see a blog with some genuinely interesting tools instead of simply pimping credit cards.
I absolutely agree. This and Cranky are my favourites for this reason!
Seth, keep up the good work!
Sorry, I should clarify. Those are my favourites for the interesting content instead of constant pimping. CF doesn’t really have tools, but I enjoy his commentary.
I get a “too many redirects” in both firefox and chrome. Am I the only one?
If it just happened that may be because I was uploading a new version to address a few bugs. Or let me know what search terms you’re using and I will try to recreate the errors.
It must just have been bad timing, it’s fixed now.
This is awesome.
Would there be away to filter for widebody flights with flatbed seats? or just flatbed seats in general (Like some of Delta’s 757)?
Awesome tool! Is there any way that you can search by aircraft type? My dad has tons of Delta miles (organically harvested), has flown millions of miles, but has never flown a 747. I would love to be able to find Delta repositioning a 747 domestically to help book him an award fare upstairs! Thanks!
I do not have it set up to allow searches by type, unfortunately, but I suppose that is possible.
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