HNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4115 times:
I was looking up a list of flights departing HNL just now, and noticed that United has a direct flight from Honolulu to New York JFK. UA82 departs HNL at 12:33 PM, arrives in LAX at 9:05 PM, then continues at 10:40 PM to JFK with a scheduled arrival time of 7:01 AM tomorrow. I know CO has a non-stop HNL-EWR flight, but I'm wondering if there are other direct flights that go all the way out to the East Coast under a single flight number.
As a related question, what's the significance of having a single number instead of separately numbering each leg?