jimyvr
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US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:50 pm

Starting 25MAR07, another reshuffle of US Airways' European flight numbers, this time, standarized to US7xx....

PHL - LGW: US774/773 -> US730/731
PHL - MAD: US1411/1412 -> US741/740
PHL - BCN: US743/742
PHL - FRA: US782/781 -> US700/701
PHL - MUC: US914/915 -> US706/707
PHL - MXP: US1565/1564 -> US717/716
PHL - FCO: US1402/1403 -> US718/719
PHL - AMS: US1442/1443 -> US748/749
PHL - ARN: US755/752
PHL - LIS: US738/739
CLT - LGW: US1494/1495 -> US732/733
CLT - FRA: US1593/1592 -> US705/704
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:35 pm

I guess they are borrowing a page from TWA's history. TWA's flights to Europe and the Middle East all featured 7XX, 8XX, or 9XX flight numbers.

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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 1):
I guess they are borrowing a page from TWA's history.

Or United.
 
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:03 am

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 1):
I guess they are borrowing a page from TWA's history.

US also had flight numbers to Europe in the 7XX category. I remember PIT-FRA was always US741.
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:30 am

Or AC to Europe with 8XX.
 
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:15 pm

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 1):
I guess they are borrowing a page from TWA's history. TWA's flights to Europe and the Middle East all featured 7XX, 8XX, or 9XX flight numbers.



Quoting D L X (Reply 2):
Or United.

Come on. Who cares how US numbers their flights?

I'm sure they're not "pulling" from any other airline in the past.

It's just how they number flights.
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:42 pm

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 5):
Come on. Who cares how US numbers their flights?

I'm sure they're not "pulling" from any other airline in the past.

It's just how they number flights.

[checkmark] Ding.

US 1-699 are old HP flight routes (chosen because HP had fewer flights at the time and it was just easier to restructure the numbering system that way). 700-1999 are traditional East routes, and they decided to make Internationals the lowest of the new numbering system. Once intergration is fully complete, if there are any new int'l flights added, perhaps a low number could be in order (1-10 are occupied by PHX-ORD legs currently) for that flight, but that will be determined when it happens.
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:12 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 6):
US 1-699 are old HP flight routes (chosen because HP had fewer flights at the time and it was just easier to restructure the numbering system that way).

Please explain, specifically, how it was "easier" this way.  Silly
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:38 pm

Quoting A330323X (Reply 7):
Please explain, specifically, how it was "easier" this way.

East already had a large chunk of flight numbers higher than 700, even up to 1400, IIRC, they were used to seeing 4 digits on a bag tag, HP never had a flight number higher than about 930, so for the sake of bag handling efficiency, better to keep the lower numbers to the west side and the higher numbers to the east. Plus, since it's HP's CEO in charge, we can put the lower numbers on the west routes.
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:18 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 8):
HP never had a flight number higher than about 930

Bzzzzt. When HP and CO were codesharing back before 2002, most of HP's flight numbers were above 2000, since the HP flight number and the CO codeshare flight number would be identical in that case. The only way it might have been "easier" would be less renumbering to do in SHARES.
 
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:41 pm

Quoting ScottB (Reply 9):
Bzzzzt. When HP and CO were codesharing back before 2002, most of HP's flight numbers were above 2000, since the HP flight number and the CO codeshare flight number would be identical in that case.

Maybe the passengers saw a codeshare flight# on the ticket, but I was bringing up a ramp baggage handling perspecting, and you should know that a codeshare flight# never goes on a bag tag. If it is an interlining passenger, the original flight numbers for both airlines (with respective airline codes) goes on the bag tag, and that was the perspective I was going for.
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RE: US Airways Again Reshuffle European Flight Numbers

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 5):
I'm sure they're not "pulling" from any other airline in the past.

That was kind or my point. I certainly don't care, but I do prefer a cohesive system.