Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5554 times:
Flight #1 ORD-HNL
Flight #2 HNL-ORD
Flight #1 JFK-LAX
Flight #2 LAX-JFK
Flight #1 LAX-NRT-MNL
Flight #2 MNL-NRT-LAX
Flight #1 IAH-HNL-GUM
Flight #2 GUM-HNL-IAH
Flight #'s 1 and 2 have always been known to be an airline's flagship route. Although not necessarily the busiest, it is still their their bread and butter route. Any other airlines you can think of? I'm particularly interested in international carriers' flight numbers.
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FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5499 times:
For many years AF1/2 and BA1/2 were those airlines' Concorde routes to/from JFK. As of now, at least, they have been "retired," but I don't know if either airline plans to use them again in the future. Maybe when AF starts A380 service...who knows...
LUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5496 times:
Air France and British Airways use to use flights 1 & 2 for their Concorde flights to JFK. It's soooo sad not to see them anymore. Off the top of my head, other 1 & 2 flights to/from JFK are Turkish to IST, Mexicana to MEX, & El Al to TLV. Virgin Atlantic uses their 1 & 2 flights to EWR from LHR.
[Edited 2004-09-10 22:27:50]
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Xaphan From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 129 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5227 times:
In the very early 1970's, I was a DL gate agent at ORD. Our first 747 flight wentORD-MIA, and was named "The Royal Poinciana" (sp?), The Poinciana is a flower that grows in Florida. Nobody In Chicago knew that. We would hand Post the flight number DL Flight 1, The Royal Poinciana, Miami. Yopu would not believe the grief we got from passangers..."They told me this was NON-Stop! Where is this Royal Poinciana, and how long will we be there?"
In Mia they called flight 2 the Royal MIdwesterner. The didn't seem to have quite the same problems we did. Our "royalty" was more demanding I suppose.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27230 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
QF does not fly to LHR via LAX. QF 1 and 2 go through either SIN or BKK (can't remember). Additionally, UA 1/2 used to be their round the world service that would be a 744 that DEL-HKG-LAX-IAD and then more places I cannot remember. That was dropped shortly after 9/11
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A999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4833 times:
Back in the late 70´s / early 80`s PanAm flew their around the world flights as PA1 westbound (LAX-NRT-HKG-BKK/BOM/DEL/KHI(depending on the day)-FRA-LHR-JFK. PA2 was the eastbound flight, all with 747s.
TWA flew their TW001 JFK-LAX 5pm with L-1011s.