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How Do Airlines Decide The Flight Numbers?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:36 am

How do airlines decide the flight numbers? Do they do it randomly or is there a specific way? It has often confused me so I seek a rational explanation.
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RE: How Do Airlines Decide The Flight Numbers?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:41 am

Air Canada's seem to end in an even number going east, odd going west. No idea how they assign them, but I'd be interested to know.

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