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User currently offlineKbuf737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Upon reading the how do airlines assign their flights thread I was wondering if airlines have special flight numbers..
for example numerous of the flights to PHL from different Carriers are 1776. CO has 1492 to CMH and 500 to IND. Jet Blue 1 is BUF-JFK which was their first flight ever.
are there others you know of?



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User currently offlineIndependence From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Another good one is UA 711 ORDLAS

User currently offlineCOIAH99 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

I know NW has one MSP-LAS flt 777.

I know there is more I'll post them when they come to me.



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Know that AF used flights numbers 001 and 002 for CDG-JFK-CDG with the Concorde...

Be well

jef



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Dont know if it counts but back in September at Duxford, UK, a South African Airways 747-400 (ZS-SAK) did a superb display to mark the 100th anniversary of flight and operated under the special flight number of 'Springbok 100'

Glenn



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User currently offlineFrntman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1990 times:


CO operates flight 1776 IAH-PHL


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Lots of 711s to LAS, 1776s to PHL, and 1492s to CMH. Also a disproportionate number of 8s (in various configurations) in and out of HKG. Check the recent thread about "flight 1" for various airline's flight 1s. Some airlines assign certain series of numbers to certain geographical regions, others are just random. It used to be more common for flight numbers to reflect equipment (e.g., 600-699 is a DC-9, 700-799 is a DC-10, etc.), but I don't see that much anymore other than mainline jets are usually lower numbers than RJs and props.


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

UA used to have flight 1 as LAX-IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX and 2 as the reverse.

UA also has 500 for IND.

All 800 numbered flights go to and from Asia and South America while 900's go to Europe.

Two digit numbers typically are just coast to coast (transcons) and four digit numbers are usually short/medium in length.

basically this is just repeating what I said in the other thread for new viewers

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

oh yeah... almost forgot... all even numbered flights head East and all odd numbered flights head West at UA

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineZonks From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Just to expand on what FoxBravo said about the eights to HKG, the number eight in Chinese (both Mandarin & Cantonese) rhymes with the word for "rich" or "to become prosperous". The Chinese are rather superstitious anyway, so you can imagine that the number eight is quite popular.

User currently offlineCaptain777 From Kuwait, joined Dec 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Kuwait Airways flight 102 from heathrow to newyork


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