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DL 9734 HNL-ATL - 11/18?  
User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 442 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Why is the 763 flying this route, and why is it coded that way?

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

Given the route it flew, it's most likely a charter. AFAIK, any DL flight number that starts with a 9 is a charter or a ferry flight.

[Edited 2006-09-30 05:21:19]

User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3671 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
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What is the departure time and is it a non-stop flight to ATL? I ask because the University of Hawaii football team has a home game against San Jose St. on that night. Many times, the visiting team will leave soon after the game in order to get home and have all of Sunday to recover. I don't recall if SJSU charters flights for games in Hawaii, but it could fit if the flight stops in SJC on the way to ATL.

User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3094 times:

It can't be a charter, because it's a bookable flight - I'm actually flying in BusinessElite from HNL-ATL on it. BE on a HNL route. Who'da thunk it?

Ha763, it's a direct flight.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1937 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3060 times:
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Nothing special about it in Deltamatic it might be a live repositiong flight. Its early though for more info.


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

DL often uses non-traditional flight numbers at the beginning or end of the month and at DST time changes.

User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Possibly an extra section put on for Thanksgiving?

User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 5):
DL often uses non-traditional flight numbers at the beginning or end of the month and at DST time changes

uhhh..i worked for Delta for 15 years. i never heard of 9000 series flight numbers operated for the reason you indicate. only ferry flights and extra sections.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1937 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
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Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 7):
uhhh..i worked for Delta for 15 years. i never heard of 9000 series flight numbers operated for the reason you indicate. only ferry flights and extra sections.

I know that a couple of times when there is an IROP that the Jets cahrter will ferry live to ATL uning the same 9797 flight number.



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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 2):
I ask because the University of Hawaii football team has a home game against San Jose St. on that night.

SJSU football does not fly Delta. I believe they fly with Frontier.



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 7):
uhhh..i worked for Delta for 15 years. i never heard of 9000 series flight numbers operated for the reason you indicate. only ferry flights and extra sections.

I see it happen all the time! Examples:

When DL decided to go CVG-CDG on the 777, there was a scheduled and publically bookable 9xxx flight ATL-CVG when the route commenced, and when it seased on the 777 going CVG-ATL in 2003 (?) when the 777 was seasonal for CVG's route.

When DL did charters for NBC to the Olympics in ATH, the 'dead head' routes of the aircraft were sold this way also. Example, when the two 777 left JFK for ATH (supplemental to the daily 763) to pick up the NBC crew in ATH; these routes were available for sale. Same from ATL-JFK for these op's also IIRC.

In 2004 here in GRR we had a dandy of a snowstorm over Thanksgiving. DL's lone mainline flight CVG-GRR was on approach to GRR and was not able to land, and returned to CVG. The mainline ATL-GRR flight that operated at the time was cancelled before leaving ATL. The Comair flights were cancelled as well. DL did us all a favor and ran a special op 9xxx flight on Thanksgiving morning one going CVG-GRR-CVG-GRR-CVG and one going ATL-GRR-ATL. The ATL-GRR-ATL flight was on a 738, and I believe that is the only time a DL 738 has been in GRR.

These are the ones just off the top of my head  Smile



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 7):
uhhh..i worked for Delta for 15 years. i never heard of 9000 series flight numbers operated for the reason you indicate. only ferry flights and extra sections.

Then you should look at the PDF timetables your carrier puts out  Wink . It has become quite a regular sight to see 9XXX flights in the timetables on the first day of a month, and yes, they were indeed bookable. Interestingly enough, I have only noticed this starting since DL entered CH11, whereas before that, it didn't appear to be the case.


User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 7):
uhhh..i worked for Delta for 15 years. i never heard of 9000 series flight numbers operated for the reason you indicate. only ferry flights and extra sections.

As indicated it does happen. It is usually a flight reinstated for a day or two after a loaded schedule change. The reason the old number doesn't return is because it is now being used for another flight.

Quoting HVNandrew (Thread starter):
Why is the 763 flying this route, and why is it coded that way?

Just repositioning a charter flight. The aircraft will be arriving from OGG. A company is going to Maui for a few days.



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3671 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
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Quoting DeltaSFO (Reply 9):
SJSU football does not fly Delta. I believe they fly with Frontier.

Not to Hawaii. They are not ETOPS certified.


User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

So, other than the BusinessElite seats, will there be BusinessElite service, or just the standard F class?

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Quoting HVNandrew (Reply 14):
So, other than the BusinessElite seats, will there be BusinessElite service, or just the standard F class?

Just the seat will be different.



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2380 times:

Quoting DeltaMIA (Reply 15):
Quoting HVNandrew (Reply 14):
So, other than the BusinessElite seats, will there be BusinessElite service, or just the standard F class?

Just the seat will be different.

Which in itself would still be the main reason for booking this flight. Screw the food when you get way increased legroom over regular domestic First Big grin .


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