Actually I think that the flight numbering explaination is more correct. As UA
has ramped up the UA
/US codeshare we went from codeshare numbers 2000-2999 to 1800-3999. Now even 1700 to 3999. Many mainline UA
flights were in the 1700s and 1800s. UA
always had a ORD
1776 (get it). Now that number is a US codeshare number. With those numbers used, more and more flight numbers continue on after they reach a hub. There is a BOS
with 3 stops. BOS
, probably the same routing for the aircraft it always had but now the airplane keeps the flight number all the way through.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.