Since I was on this flight and I just wanted to go back and look at my flight path, I noticed something odd about this flight.
DL2363 LAX-JFK is the 11:40 red-eye. What I was curious is, is does anyone know why the flight number was changed to DL9798. The only explanation I'm coming up with is the fact that we had the remains on board of a US Soldier killed in the Middle East but I didn't realize this was a reason to change the flight number considering that the other leg that uses this flight number arrived on time. Any ides why it was changed or if it was in relation to the remains onboard (that we were not made aware of until we landed in JFK and were greeted by about 100 police and fire vehicles), why they would change the flight number?