Sorry to ask such a basic question here but I would really like to know why KLM flight 692 left as KLM 32 today.
My mother departed KL 692 yet when I was listening to ATC I heard the KLM flight depart as “KL 32 heavy”. Why are there two flight numbers? Is this a routine occurrence or are there other factors that may change a flights callsign? Is it only KLM that does this ?
Most flight tracking websites like Flightaware and flightview have both KL 692 and KL 32 listed but only KL 32 as “departed”.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
[Edited 2010-12-29 16:32:18]