I think it depends on the individual airline and/or airport as to how the flights get displayed. I'm surprised you had this experience at ORD
, especially if you were flying UA
, since on all their monitors, each flight only gets listed once by destination and the code share flight numbers scroll/refresh repeatedly.
But your point is well taken. It's funny when it feels like they go through every airline in the Star Alliance with a flight number. I mean, really, how many people on an ORD
flight, for example, know or care that this is also Asiana flight XXXX?!
I'm curious to see whether this continues to be a necessity going forward in the age of computers. Someone with more knowledge correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that code sharing was more beneficial in the days of travel agent GDS and paper OAG books. Aren't software programs today smart enough to recognize a US/UA flight connection exists with or without the UA
flight also having a US flight number, for example?
(I have probably just insulted dozens of super-smart computer whizzes with my ignorant comment. Sorry!)
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