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UA952 Out Of IAD - Why?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:56 am

This might be a very geeky question, but the flight number set 952/953 would by United's logic be a transatlantic flight originating from ORD and possibly continuing on westward within the US. However, starting next year this number will be used on a transatlatic from IAD. This got me a little confused. Does anybody know whether the numbering system has changed?
 
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RE: UA952 Out Of IAD - Why?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:42 am

UA's eastbound Atlantic flights are 900 even flight numbers. Westbound are 900 odd so there is nothing weird about the choice of numbers.
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RE: UA952 Out Of IAD - Why?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:55 am

IAD-BRU is UA950
BRU-IAD is UA951

so it's not uncommon!
I do remember that the ORD-DUS-ORD was 952-953 some time ago.
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RE: UA952 Out Of IAD - Why?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:50 am

900's are Atlantic flights mostly (sometime point to point within the lower 48 states) and 800's are Pacific and South American routes mostly.

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