jetset
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Flight Numbers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 9:27 pm

why do so many european airlines put a letter after
the flight number ie baw35m,baw77g,aza64h,amm45c.
are tickets sold with these flight numbers or is it just
for atc purposes.........just curious
 
David_itl
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Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2001 7:39 am

RE: Flight Numbers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:55 pm


Believe it's do with ATC. as it could be very confusing if 2 or more flights have very similar numbers with an aircraft responding to a message that was meant for another flight.

Britannia use "A" for outbound flights from the UK and "B" for inbound
Air 2000 use "C" for outbound and "D" for inbound
JMC use "K" for outbound and "L" for inbound