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With the wide variety of jet airliners serving the worldwide travel market today, identification of individual aircraft manufacturers and planes can be a bit tricky.
Included on this website are guides to spotting and identifying the common jet airliners of today.
Comparison charts and photographs help identify airliner manufacturer, individual models, and unique design characteristics. Get started with our Jet Airliner Spotting Guide.
And recognizing the existence and importance of early jetliners, we include information on classic jetliners such as the 707, DC-8, Convair 880/990, and L-1011. However, we don't deal with turboprops, business jets or military aircraft on this site.
Why This Site?
We've been fascinated with commercial airliners for years, and have flown in and out of, and spotted at, LAX, MIA, LGA, PHX, LGW, SFO, SEA, DCA, LHR, IAH, DFW, YVR, SLC, FRA and many others.
We are amateur aircraft fanatics and like to visit airports, air museums, aviation airparks, and air shows to see first-hand and photograph the great aircraft the world has designed and built.
With a wealth of information about airplane spotting already available in books, DVDs and the Internet, why create another website?
Quick answer: Airliner spotting and photography remain a passion of ours today.
Enjoy airliner spotting!
The success of the 707 made Boeing the leader in commercial airliners, and led to a popular family of jetliners introduced over the years: the 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, and the 787 Dreamliner.
One can spot a Boeing jet airliner in nearly any airport in the world. They share similar external characteristics, but identifying one from another can be difficult.
The A300 was the world's first twin-engined widebody airliner, and the first aircraft produced by Airbus.
The A300 was stretched into the A330 and A340, and shortened to the A310.
The popular Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range, twin-engine. The A350 XWB is now entering service, and the A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft.
Airbus - Boeing
There are easily over twenty models of jet airliners in use by airlines around the world today, plus variations and modified versions. Many of these airliners are from Boeing and Airbus.
View our spotter's guide to common Boeing and Airbus airliners.
Spotting the large number of airliners in service around the world and identifying their manufacturer and model can be difficult.
Included on this website is a quick and easy guide to spotting 2, 3, and 4 engine jet airliners.
Let's get started ...