Coewr2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
I noticed today, 1/25 for EWR-IAH there is a full 757-200 flight, CO411 departing at 1:30pm and five minutes later, a 767-400 at 1:35 operating at CO23. However, that flight is only a quater full. Does anyone know if this a charter and/or for what. I don't see a reason why they would put two flights within 5 mins of each other and one be full and the other not.
Most (if not all) airlines use a four digit number, usually 9XXX, for charter/ferry flights. Considering that these are flights between hubs, it's not surprising for there to be multiple flights serving those routes that depart within a short time frame. I remember when I worked for FL some years back, we had several ATL-MCO flights that would leave in a short time frame in the early evening.
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Quoting CO58 (Reply 5): I think you mean CO 1991, so yes it was a "extra section."
May have been to get some passengers back to Houston from LGA flights that cancelled early this morning from IAH-LGA due to weather. Mostly likely those turned around back to IAH. I know of at least two that cancelled while I was waiting for the delayed PHL departure.
Just a thought for the extra section!
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