kbuf737
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Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:19 am

Upon reading the how do airlines assign their flights thread I was wondering if airlines have special flight numbers..
for example numerous of the flights to PHL from different Carriers are 1776. CO has 1492 to CMH and 500 to IND. Jet Blue 1 is BUF-JFK which was their first flight ever.
are there others you know of?
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Independence
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:24 am

Another good one is UA 711 ORDLAS
 
COIAH99
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:04 am

I know NW has one MSP-LAS flt 777.

I know there is more I'll post them when they come to me.
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airtrainer
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:08 am

Know that AF used flights numbers 001 and 002 for CDG-JFK-CDG with the Concorde...

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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:11 am

Dont know if it counts but back in September at Duxford, UK, a South African Airways 747-400 (ZS-SAK) did a superb display to mark the 100th anniversary of flight and operated under the special flight number of 'Springbok 100'

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frntman
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:30 am


CO operates flight 1776 IAH-PHL
 
FoxBravo
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:58 am

Lots of 711s to LAS, 1776s to PHL, and 1492s to CMH. Also a disproportionate number of 8s (in various configurations) in and out of HKG. Check the recent thread about "flight 1" for various airline's flight 1s. Some airlines assign certain series of numbers to certain geographical regions, others are just random. It used to be more common for flight numbers to reflect equipment (e.g., 600-699 is a DC-9, 700-799 is a DC-10, etc.), but I don't see that much anymore other than mainline jets are usually lower numbers than RJs and props.
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FA4UA
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:18 am

UA used to have flight 1 as LAX-IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX and 2 as the reverse.

UA also has 500 for IND.

All 800 numbered flights go to and from Asia and South America while 900's go to Europe.

Two digit numbers typically are just coast to coast (transcons) and four digit numbers are usually short/medium in length.

basically this is just repeating what I said in the other thread for new viewers

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FA4UA
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:19 am

oh yeah... almost forgot... all even numbered flights head East and all odd numbered flights head West at UA

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zonks
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:27 am

Just to expand on what FoxBravo said about the eights to HKG, the number eight in Chinese (both Mandarin & Cantonese) rhymes with the word for "rich" or "to become prosperous". The Chinese are rather superstitious anyway, so you can imagine that the number eight is quite popular.
 
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RE: Special Flight Numbers

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:32 am

Kuwait Airways flight 102 from heathrow to newyork
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