There are three easy ways to check if you are booked to fly on a 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two deadly crashes. Remember, in India, only two airlines — Jet Airways and SpiceJet — fly these planes. Jet has grounded all these planes due to a severe cash crunch. SpiceJet uses this plane largely for its successful Hong Kong flights and Delhi-Coimbatore routes.
Check the airline website or app
While booking tickets online, you can check the type of aircraft assigned to your flight. In the case of SpiceJet for example, the aircraft type can be checked under ‘review booking” in a section named journey details before you pay for the ticket.
Aviation websites and apps
Websites such as FlightRadar24, Planespotters and SeatGuru can inform you about the type of plane you are due to fly. With SeatGuru, which allows you see seat mapping and make inflight purchases, you can check the plane type once you enter the flight number. FlightRadar24, which tracks live movement of flights, can tell the type of aircraft when you check the fleet section and look up its flight history.
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Check the plane’s registration on the DGCA website
Before you board the plane, check the plane’s registration that is displayed on its body. Enter the number on the website of aviation regulator DGCA (http://dgca.nic.in/) and get to know the type of plane. Alright, this is not the perfect solution. Also, no guarantee that you will get the results.