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Flight Number Same As Aircraft Type?  
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2280 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6580 times:

Not sure if this topic has been done but I was wondering If any airline has a flight number that was the same as the aircraft type...ie Flt# 737 on a B737 or Flt# 320 on a A320 etc?


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User currently onlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6574 times:

TransBrasil had the flight TR767, routing MCO-MIA-GRU, with a 767-300ER.
But that's long gone, I imagine that there might be some others nowadays.



Transbrasil
User currently offlineDualQual From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

US Airways
320 (A320) LAS-ORD
319 (A319) ORD-LAS
757 (B757) BRU-PHL

United
320 (A320) ORD-TPA
757 (B757) ORD-DEN


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

Here is the list from TK:
-TK 734 operated by 737-400 in the past between IST-Malatya
-TK 737 operated by 737-800 currently between Malatya-IST
-TK 320 operated by A320 currently between IST-ADB (also TK310 might have seen A310)
-TK 321 operated by A321 between ADB-IST


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6510 times:

GSM 763 - OP by a B767-300

User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6512 times:

There often was a BA 676 that is a 767. So on LHR delivery you can get "Delivery good afternoon speedbird 676767 with information alpha" etc...

BA319 is usually an A319, BA767 isnt sadly a 767.

[Edited 2009-11-09 10:30:51 by hotelmode]

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6488 times:
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SAA have 319, 342, 343, 346 flight numbers, all between JNB and CPT.

The closest in the current timetable is SA346 which is operated by a 343.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

CO flight numbers matching the aircraft type and series:

738 (B738) IAH-SAN
739 (B739) IAH-SAN

IIRC, CO also flew 727 from BWI-IAH using a B727 and then changed it to an MD8X once the Seven Two Seven fleet was retired, today that flight is a B737.



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6418 times:



Quoting DualQual (Reply 2):
US Airways
320 (A320) LAS-ORD
319 (A319) ORD-LAS
757 (B757) BRU-PHL

Pre-merger, 737 was a MSP-PHX flight for a while, and it sometimes operated with a 737 (sometimes with an Airbus too).



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

DL763 is a 763 from AMS to PDX, and DL88 was until recently an MD-88 on the MIA-JFK segment.


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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2353 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

I am sure there are a few times where the airplanes tail number is the same as the flight number! (i.e. WN 259 - N259WN)


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

SWA #733 is OMA-MDW-FLL but is scheduled as a 737-700
SWA #735 is OAK-SAN-PHX Saturday only, scheduled as a -300
SWA #737 oddly enough does not exist for us, my guess is due to the confusion of the aircraft usage.

Alex



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6304 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 11):
SWA #737 oddly enough does not exist for us, my guess is due to the confusion of the aircraft usage.

What type of confusion might exist?



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6262 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 12):
What type of confusion might exist?

Everything, from ATC when they say "Southwest 737" for those who don't think clearly could be confused if they are mentioning the aircraft type or the flight number", from CSA's to Ops Agents who have to write/type out the flight and may do a double check not knowing if it is the flight number or the aircraft.

While not everyone is like that I can see how it might cause confusion.

I don't even know if this is why SWA does not have a Flight 737.

Alex



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6159 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
CO flight numbers matching the aircraft type and series:

Those aren't the only interesting CO flight numbers. CO500 is a flight to IND and CO1492 is a flight to CMH.



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6087 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):
Those aren't the only interesting CO flight numbers. CO500 is a flight to IND and CO1492 is a flight to CMH.

Likewise, US500 is to IND and WN1492 to CMH, and until recently NW500 was to IND and NW1492 to CMH. Nice to see airlines with a sense of humor.  Smile



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6049 times:



Quoting Bmacleod (Thread starter):
Not sure if this topic has been done

Yes, but it has been a while....

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...id=238570&s=flight+number#ID238570

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/1163123/

.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6041 times:

I think one airline had, departure time 3.30am, flight number 330, aircraft A330.

User currently offlineMastermis From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

The 1st flight of the A380 to Sydney was flight SQ380.

M.


User currently offlineUTAH744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5968 times:

A slight alteration to topic, but I once flew a Northwest B727-200 which was plane #711 on flight 711 (MSP-LAS duh) and it was on July 7th (7/11.)


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5783 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):
Those aren't the only interesting CO flight numbers. CO500 is a flight to IND and CO1492 is a flight to CMH.

Oh so right, but nothing to do with the OP question!!! Don't try and steal the thread.  Smile

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 13):
Everything, from ATC when they say "Southwest 737" for those who don't think clearly could be confused if they are mentioning the aircraft type or the flight number"

Are you serious? Please....when ATC says "Southwest 737 turn left heading 350" there is no confusion on the part of the flight crew or ATC as to the intent of that instruction. The aircraft type is not even thought of when Southwest is involved as ALL controllers know the Boeing Seven Thirty Seven is the only airplane they fly. Bad example IMHO.



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5760 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 20):

Are you serious? Please....when ATC says "Southwest 737 turn left heading 350" there is no confusion on the part of the flight crew or ATC as to the intent of that instruction. The aircraft type is not even thought of when Southwest is involved as ALL controllers know the Boeing Seven Thirty Seven is the only airplane they fly. Bad example IMHO.

As I said I have NO idea ...

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 13):

I don't even know if this is why SWA does not have a Flight 737.

Alex

I am not a pilot nor do I work in ATC, I did CSA with WN and could see if people got confused by the mention of the 737 whether in regards to flight number or aircraft and it never happened because as far as I am aware we haven't had a Flight 737.

Alex



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5746 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 21):
I am not a pilot nor do I work in ATC, I did CSA with WN and could see if people got confused by the mention of the 737 whether in regards to flight number or aircraft and it never happened because as far as I am aware we haven't had a Flight 737.

You've totally lost me now with that reply. OUT



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5734 times:



Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 15):
Likewise, US500 is to IND and WN1492 to CMH, and until recently NW500 was to IND and NW1492 to CMH. Nice to see airlines with a sense of humor.

NW also had flight 777 to LAS. For those who possibly don't get it, it's a reference to slot machines 7 - 7 - 7

NW also had 1776 to PHL, 808 to HNL, and a few others I can't really remember.


User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1572 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5722 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):
Those aren't the only interesting CO flight numbers. CO500 is a flight to IND and CO1492 is a flight to CMH.

Someone in scheduling has a sense of humor.  Smile



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25 Post contains links and images OB1504 : Most notably, there was the send-off UA had for its last Boeing 737. Flight UA 737 ran IAD-ORD-DEN-LAX-SFO. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ivan Vo
26 RIX : I've flown on DL 757-200, flight DL752 SEA-DFW (continued to BOS), in 2002. I also flew on SU752 in 1991, but that one was Tu134 ... Other interesting
27 Viajero : Mexicana Flight 320 is an A320 operating between HAV and MEX.
28 WestWing : Not a scheduled flight, but SQ have often used flight # 777 for their B777 delivery flights from PAE to SIN.
29 Post contains links ABQ747 : UA has Flight 505, which operates DEN-ABQ. 505 is the telephone area code for Albuquerque. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...5/history/20091110/
30 Tiger119 : - I understand the "1776" reference but enlighten my on the "808" reference? Thanks, David
31 ABQ747 : 808 is the area code for the Hawaiian Islands.
32 PlymSpotter : Air Southwest used to have a WOW311 flight number. At the time their aircraft were baisc DHC-8-311s, now upgraded to Q311s. Dan
33 Post contains links JohnMKE : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KFS722 Kalita's "Sutton Forwarding" Horse charter plane uses the 727-200 Flt 722 on tracking websites. http://www.s
34 Post contains links Vhqpa : QF has a few of these the first two examples are codeshares QF330 (BR) TPE-BNE operated by 332 QF340 (EY) SYD-AUH operated by 346 QF737 CBR-ADL operat
35 T8KE0FF : A little off topic however I was on FR 747 STN-LRH
36 Gr8Circle : I remember back in the days (80's), AI had a flight AI-707, used to be operated by a B707, from BOM to somewhere in the Middle East.... I also think A
37 Inbound : ok so this may not be totally relevant, but when we (BW) go for 737-800 sim training, our call sign in the sim is um, BW737 :p
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