I see multiple source publishing that EgyptAir will be servicing the Toronto to Cairo route through a new set of 787 Dreamliners. See sources:

However, on the EgyptAir website itself, this isn't the case. As an example, see flight for end of October showing the old Boeing 777. This is also the case for dates in to the following months.

EgyptAir Timetable

Could it be that the EgyptAir website itself isn't up to date? Are there are places to find accurate servicing aircraft?

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    Of course it's possible that the EgyptAir website isn't correct, and that the company will use the 787 on that route. It's also possible that the company said they'd use the 787 on that route (hence the news releases), then changed their minds. Only EgyptAir knows for sure. Have you called and asked them? Sep 7, 2019 at 23:18
  • This flight appears to be operated on 777s as of now: flightradar24.com/data/flights/ms996
    – SgrA
    Sep 7, 2019 at 23:23
  • And Google Flights (google.com/…) shows the 787 to be used on the Toronto > LHR segment on a random date in November 2019. So I'd say it's likely to be a 787 on this segment. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:18
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    Also you can't rely on this information anyways, airlines can and do change equipment as they see fit, there's no guarantee whatsoever.
    – user4188
    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:27

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Airlines update their master schedules on cycles, usually with seasons.

Each update will have the flights "frequency" which shows the days of the week in which the flight will operate, the effective date of the frequency, new routes and so on. Something like:

XX#### YZZ 0300 CAI 2000 B773 MT.RF.U EFF 10OCT19

So the flights you see are based on the last master schedule version, which had the B777-300. Once Egyptair releases their updated schedule it will be updated everywhere with the new data, including the aircraft type or any other updates in the flight information.

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    Where can one find this data? Is this a sandman ex cabin crew trick? :P
    – JoErNanO
    Sep 8, 2019 at 17:12
  • @JoErNanO i have no idea where to find it, pizza man Sep 9, 2019 at 2:22
  • Ah so the one you posted is a made up example? That's unfortunate this would have been a great tool for the site.
    – JoErNanO
    Sep 9, 2019 at 6:22

Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will be flying on the plane shown on the airline website since airlines tend to change equipment depending on their needs. However, as you correctly found out, Egypt Air is in the process of updating their equipment to 787 Dreamliners, so it is safe to say that, at some point in the future, the Toronto to Cairo route will be serviced by 787.As of now, the flight seems to be operated by a 777. Google Flights also shows a 777 for the same segment in November. Predicting when the switch will happen is a completely different story.

  • Your Google Flights link for November 14th shows a 777, not a 787.
    – jcaron
    Sep 8, 2019 at 12:42
  • @jcaron true. So do flights in December.
    – JoErNanO
    Sep 8, 2019 at 13:39

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