|Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):|
Do ATC call it virgin 001
Speed Bird 24
Do ATC call it Spped Bird 024?
I may get proved wrong on this, but if memory serves me correct, and the airline actually put the 0's in the flight number (wasn't BA
's Concorde flight BA001? rather then BA1) then the UK ATC will include the 0's, but American ATC usually cut them out.
Having just checked BA
's and CO
's websites, CO
don't put the 0's in, while BA
do, so that may add to the inclusion/exclusion of the 0 in the call sign, but I'll go with my thoughts above which are US ATC drop the 0's and UK don't.
Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR