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Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 8:12 pm

Hi all. Was just looking at planefinder.com, and I found this. https://planefinder.net/flight/DAL737
The flight, DL737 is OPERATED BY AN A320!!
Does anyone know if this is an inside joke?
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 pm

I mean, if you look at its history: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL737

It's been operated by 717s, A320s, and 739s.

AA737 is a LHR-PHL flight operated by an A333: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa737

UA737 IS operated by a mix of 738/9s: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua737

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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Flt # - Aircraft
Dal 319 - B739
Dal 320 - B717
Dal 321 - B738
Dal 332 - B752
Dal 333 - B717
Dal 359 - B737
Dal 717 - B739
Dal 738 - B717
Dal 739 - A319 / 738
Dal 757 - B752
Dal 777 - B752
Dal 88 - A359
Dal 90 - B764
Dal 69 - B763
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 8:42 pm

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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 8:55 pm

AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm

There are several cases of this for almost every medium/large airline in the world.
Here are some my local airline (SAS) and airport (CPH)
SK757 CPH-GDN operated by CRJ-900
SK777 CPH-ATH operated by Airbus A319/A320/A32N/A321
SK320 OSL-HAU operated by Boeing 737-700/800
TP757 CPH-LIS operated by Airbus A319/A320/A32N/A321/A21N
SK330 OSL-TRD operated by Boeing 737-700/800
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 10:21 pm

I don't remember the specifics, but back in the 2000s, DL had quite a few flights operating into SEA with 7x7 flight numbers. Generally not on the corresponding aircraft, but definitely not a coincidence.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 11:05 pm

GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 pm

AA 787 is operated by a 332 as well.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sat May 11, 2019 11:33 pm

QF777 from YMML to YPPH was operated by a 738 last time I checked...

Qantas doesn’t even own any 777s.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 4:25 am

One of the ATL-IND flights this winter was DL767 operated by an MD88. The same flight number is now MSP-CMH operated by the 717.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 1:38 pm

I think the flight number was intentional. But that route can operated by different narrow body aircraft including 737, A320, and 717.

I’m not sure, maybe this route was Delta’s first route flying the 737, and continued until they decided to also use other narrow body aircraft? Similar to how United flight #747 was their first route flying the 747, until the 747 retired (this flight number is deprecated now).
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 pm

At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 2:42 pm

JA787A is B77W and NH is a huge 787 operator.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 3:07 pm

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 3:11 pm

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 3:25 pm

The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:

NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)
NK 305: BWI-FLL (305 is Miami)
NK 321/407: RDU-MCO/MCO-DFW (321/407 are Orlando)
NK 323/424: MSP-LAX/LAX-MSP (323/424 are Los Angeles)
NK 404/770: FLL-ATL/ATL-DFW (404/770 are Atlanta)
NK 469/972: FLL-DFW/DFW-FLL (469/972 are Dallas)
NK 773/872: BOS-ORD/OAK-ORD (773/872 are Chicago)
NK 917: LGA-DFW (917 is New York)
NK 954: LAS-FLL (954 is Fort Lauderdale)

fry530 wrote:
GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!


AA also has N787AL. Not surprising given that both of them started registering their 777 fleets with numbers in the 770s.

AA also has ship #787, which is an A321.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 4:22 pm

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 5:26 pm

United1 wrote:
Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL


Delta's IND-CDG flight operates as DL500 as well. Cool reference to the city.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 5:42 pm

JetBlue has been known to do this on occasion. B6 flight 619 is bound for San Diego, whose main area code is 619. Others familiar with JetBlue's inside-joke numbering system will need to comment further.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Sun May 12, 2019 5:43 pm

OB1504 wrote:
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:

NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)
NK 305: BWI-FLL (305 is Miami)
NK 321/407: RDU-MCO/MCO-DFW (321/407 are Orlando)
NK 323/424: MSP-LAX/LAX-MSP (323/424 are Los Angeles)
NK 404/770: FLL-ATL/ATL-DFW (404/770 are Atlanta)
NK 469/972: FLL-DFW/DFW-FLL (469/972 are Dallas)
NK 773/872: BOS-ORD/OAK-ORD (773/872 are Chicago)
NK 917: LGA-DFW (917 is New York)
NK 954: LAS-FLL (954 is Fort Lauderdale)

fry530 wrote:
GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!


This is awesome wrt area codes! What about the flights to LAS (711) or to CMH (1492)? Great thread.

AA also has N787AL. Not surprising given that both of them started registering their 777 fleets with numbers in the 770s.

AA also has ship #787, which is an A321.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 6:43 pm

fry530 wrote:
GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!

Ha!
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Continental767 wrote:
United1 wrote:
Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL


Delta's IND-CDG flight operates as DL500 as well. Cool reference to the city.


Cool. I thought I heard that AS’s IND flight is also 500.

I believe HA’s HNL-JFK flight is HA50 and ATC calls it Hawaii 5-0.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 pm

OB1504 wrote:
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:

NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)



That can only be a coincidence, as the 202 area code is for the District of Columbia only.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 7:30 pm

I'd file this under coincidence, not irony.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:20 pm

My personal favorite is AA1776, which flies between PHL and BOS.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:21 pm

fry530 wrote:
GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!

UA also has a 777 with the registration N767UA.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:37 pm

MakeMinesLAX wrote:
fry530 wrote:
GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN

And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!

UA also has a 777 with the registration N767UA.

And a 777 registered N797UA.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Continental767 wrote:
United1 wrote:
Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL


Delta's IND-CDG flight operates as DL500 as well. Cool reference to the city.

AA 1492 runs from DFW-CMH and back.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Once flew DL747 on a 767. What was odd was they still had the 747 in their fleet. I joked about it with the gate agent and they hadn't even noticed!
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Mon May 13, 2019 8:54 pm

Many years ago, I took DL 707 to Atlanta from CAE. The 707 family (including the 720) was the only Boeing jet family not operated by Delta until the 787. Additionally they operated the DC-3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and MD-11. Also, the Connie, L-1011, Convair 240 and 880, plus a bunch of other types.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 12:26 am

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
JetBlue has been known to do this on occasion. B6 flight 619 is bound for San Diego, whose main area code is 619. Others familiar with JetBlue's inside-joke numbering system will need to comment further.


JetBlue flight 718 goes from JFK to BOS (Original area code for boroughs outside Manhattan)
JetBlue flight 917 goes from BOS to JFK (Original cell phone only area code for the NYC area)
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 12:58 am

B6BOSfan wrote:
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
JetBlue has been known to do this on occasion. B6 flight 619 is bound for San Diego, whose main area code is 619. Others familiar with JetBlue's inside-joke numbering system will need to comment further.


JetBlue flight 718 goes from JFK to BOS (Original area code for boroughs outside Manhattan)
JetBlue flight 917 goes from BOS to JFK (Original cell phone only area code for the NYC area)


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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 1:52 am

VC10DC10 wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:

NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)



That can only be a coincidence, as the 202 area code is for the District of Columbia only.


NK 202 used to be a DCA flight until Spirit dropped DCA in favor of BWI. They market it as the DC area.

Likewise, Spirit uses the Toronto area code 416 for their FLL-IAG flight and the Montreal area code 450 for their FLL-PBG flight.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 2:14 am

B6 500 was the JFK-DAB flight (Daytona 500)
B6 1776 is PHL-BOS

My personal favorite is NK’s FLL-LAS flight which is 777. A number of other airlines also have LAS flights with the 777 number.

Honorable mention was AY’s CPH-HEL flight 666. Imagine saying you’re going to HEL on flight 666.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 12:40 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Continental767 wrote:
United1 wrote:

In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL


Delta's IND-CDG flight operates as DL500 as well. Cool reference to the city.


Cool. I thought I heard that AS’s IND flight is also 500.

I believe HA’s HNL-JFK flight is HA50 and ATC calls it Hawaii 5-0.

Funny. That's probably not SOP though.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 pm

DL should operate flights 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 on routes to/from SEA using Airbus A220s.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 3:39 pm

I find cool that DL's flight to FRA from JFK, DL401, carries the same flight number as one of LH's daily rotations from FRA to JFK, LH401
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 3:39 pm

I find it cool that DL's flight to FRA from JFK, DL401, carries the same flight number as one of LH's daily rotations from FRA to JFK, LH401
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 3:48 pm

OB1504 wrote:
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:

NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)
NK 305: BWI-FLL (305 is Miami)
NK 321/407: RDU-MCO/MCO-DFW (321/407 are Orlando)
NK 323/424: MSP-LAX/LAX-MSP (323/424 are Los Angeles)
NK 404/770: FLL-ATL/ATL-DFW (404/770 are Atlanta)
NK 469/972: FLL-DFW/DFW-FLL (469/972 are Dallas)
NK 773/872: BOS-ORD/OAK-ORD (773/872 are Chicago)
NK 917: LGA-DFW (917 is New York)
NK 954: LAS-FLL (954 is Fort Lauderdale)


NK214 is the LAS-DFW red eye (214 is the "original" area code for Dallas).
2019: DAL, MCI, PHX, LAS, DFW, SAT, ORD, SLC, SEA, DTW; B73G (WN x3), B738 (WN, AA, DL), A20N (NK), MD83 (AA), B788 (AA x2), CS1 (DL), 739 (DL), 712 (DL)
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 4:02 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Continental767 wrote:
United1 wrote:

In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

There are a few easter eggs out there that are not so random:

UA500 IND-SFO
UA777 LAS-DEN
UA1776 IAH-PHL


Delta's IND-CDG flight operates as DL500 as well. Cool reference to the city.


Cool. I thought I heard that AS’s IND flight is also 500.

I believe HA’s HNL-JFK flight is HA50 and ATC calls it Hawaii 5-0.


That is correct. AS500, UA500, DL500 all fly to or from IND. There used to be an AA500 IND-PHX but it does not exist anymore for whatever reason.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 pm

AA also has A319's registered N737US, N747UW, N757UW, and N767UW.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 pm

BA190 is operated by 787-8/9, 747-400, or 777-200ER depending on season. AA175 is operated by a 777-200ER.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 pm

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
QF777 from YMML to YPPH was operated by a 738 last time I checked...

Qantas doesn’t even own any 777s.

QF767 is operated by an A330 also
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm

United1 wrote:
Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

In a similar fashion, HP/US had such a structure, with flights 1-699 operated by HP crew and 700-1999 by US crew. Flights 2000-2199 were US Airways Shuttle flights, and flights 2200+ were Express flights.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 pm

DL747400 wrote:
DL should operate flights 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 on routes to/from SEA using Airbus A220s.


The first A220 to SEA was announced to arrive and depart as DL717.

DL717 SEA0740 – 0959SJC CS1 D
DL717 SJC1023 – 1240SEA CS1 D

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 am

FlyBitcoin wrote:
DL747400 wrote:
DL should operate flights 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 on routes to/from SEA using Airbus A220s.


The first A220 to SEA was announced to arrive and depart as DL717.

DL717 SEA0740 – 0959SJC CS1 D
DL717 SJC1023 – 1240SEA CS1 D

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/


I love it!

Embarrassed that I totally overlooked the poor, under-appreciated 717.
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Wed May 15, 2019 5:27 am

einsteinboricua wrote:
United1 wrote:
Themotionman wrote:
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1


In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights.

In a similar fashion, HP/US had such a structure, with flights 1-699 operated by HP crew and 700-1999 by US crew. Flights 2000-2199 were US Airways Shuttle flights, and flights 2200+ were Express flights.


Postmerger AA still has LAA and LUS flights divided this way. I don’t recall the exact ranges, but I think it’s 400-899 and 1600-2199 (or something like that) are LUS flights.
 
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Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Wed May 15, 2019 5:33 am

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