I flew yesterday (7/19) on AA764 from LAX to Montreal. This is considered a direct, one-stop flight thru ORD. There is a change of planes in ORD, from a 738 to a 738.
1) why is this listed with only one flight number, even though in reality it is a connecting flight?
2) on my flight, we left LA two hours late due to weather in Chicago. Flight 764 from ORD to Montreal, however, left ORD on time, while we were still in the air (as flight 764) from LAX to ORD. Does this mean that AA operated two different flight 764s simultaneously? Is this legal? Is it safe?
Any responses are welcome. Thanks