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United Flight Numbers 8XXX  
User currently offlineUapilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

When a flight has a flight number that is four (4) digits and the first number is eight (8), is that a charted flight? Is that a flight carrying pax from a prior canceled flight?

I.E. Flights 8861, etc.

8XXX or 88XX

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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Codeshare, I think


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User currently offlineUapilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

I know its not code-share flight numbers, but thank-you!

The example I gave (8862) was IAD-DEN. Only UA serves this flight (of the Star Alliance Partners).


User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

I thought 9XXX was charter, or when a plane is flown to where ever to get mantainance. Examples, AA 9301 was AUS-Washington DC that Bush flew on the retro 738. AA 9XXX is LAX-AFW (Alliance Facility).

User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

I think that it is a combination of two flights. I went from SAN to LAX yesterday on UA 932, but our callsign was UA 8191. I think this was because there was a United Express flight to LAX 1 hour before that was cancelled and combined into our flight. How else do you explain 120 pax wanting to go to LAX at 1220 when there are also flights shortly before and after it?

Matt


User currently offlineUprightnlocked From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

It is used on added segments and when the a/c will be taken out of service post-flight.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6503 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

It depends a what the second number is.   Flightumbers that start 88XX are extra flights are flown for example when there's bad weather in SFO and they have to cancel a lot of UA Shuttle flights. Then they will fly a 744 as 88XX to get the pax there. There could be other reasons for extra flights. The777Man


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User currently offline777x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Once on a JFK-SFO flight, the Captain announced we would be referred to as 8XXX on ATC (Channel 9) (don't remember specifically the number used) as the previous flight with our number was still airborne and to aviod confusion, ours got assigned and 8000 series number.

Regards
777x



User currently offlineUapilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

You win! Just kidding!

Your answer sounds the most correct!

I meant the flight number, not the call number!

Thank-you!


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