NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1382 posts, RR: 10 Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
I was just researching flights from SJU to PTY later this month, and I found something a little odd.
According to Kayak, Copa has two flights: CM 143 and CM 451, that both depart on the same time and same day. And then on top of that, UA has two codeshares - flts 7055 and 7056 - that also depart and arrive at the exact same times and dates.
Both flights are listed with different seat availability. Is CM actually flying two planes on the same route simultaneously?? Or am I missing something. Thanks.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1281 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1781 times:
Out of curiosity, I checked CM's flights between the two cities for today, and their schedule indeed shows the exact flight numbers you mentioned, bothing leaving at 6.22...except that CM451 leaves SJU at 6.22AM, while CM143 leaves at 6.22PM . Perhaps you thought they both said AM?
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2572 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 4): While the original poster's problem has been solved, a good example of a real occurrence is on triangle flights to ensure optimal display in the GDS as a one-stop flight rather than a connection.
Making the numbers and the exact route up, but I know Varig used to do this:
HA did this on their daily HNL-MKK-LNY-HNL flight. HA used to fly SD330's & Dash 7's, when they got rid of their props the DC-9's were too much aircraft for multiple daily flights to both MKK & LNY, so instead they did one morning, and one afternoon triangle route, with two different flight numbers on the MKK-LNY leg.