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UA952 Out Of IAD - Why?  
User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 623 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

This might be a very geeky question, but the flight number set 952/953 would by United's logic be a transatlantic flight originating from ORD and possibly continuing on westward within the US. However, starting next year this number will be used on a transatlatic from IAD. This got me a little confused. Does anybody know whether the numbering system has changed?

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User currently offlineSLUAviator From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

UA's eastbound Atlantic flights are 900 even flight numbers. Westbound are 900 odd so there is nothing weird about the choice of numbers.


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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

IAD-BRU is UA950
BRU-IAD is UA951

so it's not uncommon!
I do remember that the ORD-DUS-ORD was 952-953 some time ago.


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

900's are Atlantic flights mostly (sometime point to point within the lower 48 states) and 800's are Pacific and South American routes mostly.

FA4UA



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