ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3764 times:
Yesterday at work, I booked a honeymoon couple from Detroit to Maui in June on Funjet vacations. Funjet has contracted fares with United, and always offers a good price. I booked the morning flight from DTW to ORD and then booked the connecting flight....UAL Flt 3 from ORD nonstop to Kahului, Maui (B777). After booking their hotel and rental car, the return flight selections came up. I was quite surprised to see that the return flight from OGG to ORD was....UAL Flt 3...one stop. I thought that there might be a error in the system, so I went to SABRE and brought up the intinerary for UAL 3.....ORD-Kahului-Kona-ORD. I am assuming that it is the same aircraft for the entire trip.
I'm wondering if anyone knows of other current flights that leave a certain airport, stop at one or more destinations, then return to the origin airports while retaining the same flight number for the entire flight. I think it happened on occasion years ago (PanAm's round the world Flt #1 started and ended at JFK), but it has been some time since I have seen this. Thanks.
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Raybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3408 times:
I think it was on the departure moniters in LAX that a lot of the OO flights had departures and arrivals of LAX. It's kinda funny to see on the screen (even more so for the passengers on those flights i susspect). Like was said above, it's just easier to use the same flight number for triangle routes.
Alb222 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
You will find more and more with all of the code sharing that there are just not enough numbers to cover all of the flights, hence this has created roundtrip flights using the same flight number.
DL 90, a winter flight is different that it is a circle trip and not a r/t as is the KLM example.
Example: DL 2038--(Song flight) JFK-FLL-JFK
There are many examples of this throughout the airlines.