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Flight Numbers: How Are They Assigned?  
User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Is there any rule?


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

There is no RULE per se, but the general protocol is for Eastbound flights to be numbered with even numbers and Westbound with odd numbers. Your mileage may vary however.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Try a search; this has been discussed before.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Some unidentified airline person writes random numbers on small pieces of paper, fills a 777 baseball cap with them and throws them onto a political map of the world. The numbers which land closest to each city will be the flight number for said destination.

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Well, every Airline has its own rules, the use different No. for different routes, airplanes, continents etc.

Swissair had ZRH-JFK as SR100
with Swiss it is now LX 16, 18 etc.

Swissair changed their SR1 a few times. Once it was ZRH-VIE and another time it was GVA-ZRH.

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