777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1633 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?
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6802 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1625 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
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1617 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.