Last spring I made another NOTAM reminding pilots to check the aircraft code on the Flights page. I'd like to make this reminder again, focusing in particular on PIREPs for Delta Virtual. Below are some codes that have been particularly problematic.
The 738 code is used for the 737-800, while the 73H is used for the 737-800W. The 73H code was added last year, so I understand that it still takes some time to get used to.
The 752 code refers to Delta's recently acquired transatlantic 757-200Ws from American and formerly TWA. These aircraft sometimes spill into the domestic system as well. The 757 code is used for domestic 757s, and can be either -200s or -200Ws.
The 763 code is used for 767-300s, which are primarily domestic. The 764 code is of course for the 767-400ER. The 767 code refers to 767-300ERs, which are primarily international. Just because there is a seemingly generic code does not mean that it is any 767 model.
Delta began flying the 777-200LR last year, and it uses the 77L code. The older -200ERs continue to use the 777 code.
This has been a problem for years, so I can't stress it enough. The CRJ code refers only to the -100ER/200ER, while the CR7 and CR9 codes of course refer to the -700ER and -900LR.
Please remember that you need to confirm the correct aircraft code on the Flights page at that VA, not using that timetable program or another VA's Flights page. Remember, the responsibility for flying the correct aircraft type is yours.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.