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Us Airways Flight 1303  
User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

can anybody confirm this? I was checking some flight on SABRE and i found flight, 1303, it's on schedule all year long and it has some odd times and cities
STA SARRV SDEPT
PET 100A
FRB 130A 145A
FRH 200A 300A
FRP 400A 500A
FRC 600A 700A
ORP 800A 900A
UKB 1000A 1100A
UKC 1200N

It's supposed to be operated with a 767, is this a charter flight?
Any info?
Any of this cities is served by Us Airways

[Edited 2006-05-10 18:47:03]


Werner from SAL
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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

It's probably for internal use at US. Other airlines have something similar - I know that AA has flights for internal use that show HDQ-FSG and the like (they even still show as 747 service  Wink )

IIRC some of the U city codes for USAirways were used for reservations centers.. like UFO was used for Orlando.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Yes, they're just for internal use. Most flight numbers that end in 13 are the same, with some really bizarre routings.


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User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

I was bored one night at work and I think I got to about 8913. Beyond that there are no more "13" flight numbers.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

How about flight 1313??? *ominous organ music plays*  scared 


Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3217 times:

Quoting M180up (Thread starter):
M180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006

Bienvenido!  Smile

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 1):
It's probably for internal use at US. Other airlines have something similar - I know that AA has flights for internal use that show HDQ-FSG and the like (they even still show as 747 service)

I remember TA had a flight #777 that went SAL-HDQ-FSG-somewhere else. We used it for training, making test reservations. That was back in the times when they used SABRE; I don't know if the flight is still in use now that they switched to Amadeus.

Quoting M180up (Thread starter):
outsourced US reservation's agent... and proud of it!

No kidding... I used to work for the same call center company! (not for US, though) I worked in the GUA call center, of course, but visited SAL a couple of times. Is R. Colindres still the big boss at US reservations there?



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
I remember TA had a flight #777 that went SAL-HDQ-FSG-somewhere else. We used it for training, making test reservations.

Just to clarify my earlier comments, with regards to these US Airways "flights", they're not just for training and making test reservations. There are actually legitimate circumstances where they're used in pax records by agents at the ATO--I just forget exactly why at the moment.  Silly



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3175 times:

Perhaps they come into play for dummy rebookings, providing somewhere to "stash" a passenger's reservation until it can be transferred to the correct flight?


USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3138 times:

I want to say that they somehow help agents with regards to forcing a fare to price...or something. That could be completely wrong, though.

I know for sure that the question has been asked and answered on here a few times, perhaps even by me at one point, if anyone wants to try their luck with the fabulous search function.  Wink



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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

So far, I've only been able to find this thread here:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/1991151/

In Reply 3, Captaink confirms my feeling that these flights have something to do with pricing, but nothing more specific than that.



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User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
Bienvenido!

gracias!
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
No kidding... I used to work for the same call center company! (not for US, though) I worked in the GUA call center, of course, but visited SAL a couple of times. Is R. Colindres still the big boss at US reservations there?

yes, he is still the one

[Edited 2006-05-11 06:22:55]

[Edited 2006-05-11 06:34:27]


Werner from SAL
User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 1):
IIRC some of the U city codes for USAirways were used for reservations centers.. like UFO was used for Orlando.

yes, they are, ufw is for winston-salem, ufc is for mexico and guatemala even if it decodes like something else, and well ours at sal is different, is nxa, decodes like ofs wa iirc



Werner from SAL
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Quoting A330323X (Reply 6):
Just to clarify my earlier comments, with regards to these US Airways "flights", they're not just for training and making test reservations. There are actually legitimate circumstances where they're used in pax records by agents at the ATO--I just forget exactly why at the moment.

Nice to know that. We only used them for training, especially since one time that an instructor used real city codes for a test, and revenue management started wondering why was the plane full of John Smiths...  Silly

Quoting M180up (Reply 10):
yes, he is still the one

Cool... I bet he still remembers me from the time he was at TA, us tour desk agents were his permanent headache. Big grin



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

 bomb   yuck  oh and i forgot, ufm is for manila agents


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