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Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:49 am

This flight number is usually reserved
for an Airlines most prestigious route


Pan Ams RTW flight was 1 eastbound
and 2 westbound


United’s flight 1 is SFO-SIN


I’m sure there’s other notable examples
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:51 am

NZ1 LHR-LAX-AKL
QF1 SYD-SIN-LHR
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:54 am

LO 1 WAW - ORD
SK 1 LLA (Luleå) - ARN
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am

AY is coming back to LAX with 001.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 am

Southwest 1 is DAL-HOU which was part of the original SAT/DAL/HOU triangle that they started service with.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:01 am

VA1 SYD-LAX
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:02 am

BA's 001 for LCY-JFK. The flight numbers used to be used for Concorde!
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:03 am

AA1 JFK-LAX
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 am

LH1 FRA-HAM
Last flown aircraft: A320 OE-LXA < E195 OE-LWO < A320 OE-LBX < A320 OE-LZF < DH8D OE-LGJ < A21N TC-LSK < B738 TC-JVZ < E195 OE-LWQ < DH8D OE-LGN < DH8D OE-LGI < E195 OE-LWE < DH8D OE-LGI < A320 D-AIUR < A320 D-AIZM
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:12 am

Wizzair 1 from Warsaw to London Luton.

SAS 1 from Lulea to Stockholm Arlanda.

Delta 1 from London Heathrow to New York JFK.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 am

Do you think any frequent fliers 'collect the set', so to speak?
L101, 733/4/5/8/9, 741/2/3 (never managed 744!), MD 80/2/3/8/90, MD11, DHC8/3/Q4, E170, E195, 757, 77W, 763/4, Travel Air 2000. A300/310, A319/320/321, A333, ATR-72, probably a few others I forget. Passenger, not pilot, alas! BUD based.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am

LAN has the 001 flight for a seasonal flight done to the chilean Patagonia (SCL - PNT with an A320).
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 am

Emirates .. EK1 DXB-LHR
Qatar ..QR1 DOH-LHR
Etihad .. EY1 AUH-FRA
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:02 am

AM 1 ... MEX-MAD
VS 1 ... LHR-EWR
JL 1 ... SFO-HND
LY 1 ... TLV-JFK
NH 1 ... IAD-NRT
TK 1 ... IST-JFK
AC 1 ... YYZ-HND
TN 1 ... LAX-PPT
HA 1 ... LAX-HNL
MH 1 ... LHR-KUL
KE 1 ... ICN-NRT
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 am

JU 1 - Presidential or governmental official flight
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 am

Here’s quite an extensive and interesting list:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_number
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:07 am

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
LH1 FRA-HAM


Actually LH1 is HAM to FRA. Flight numbers are 1, 3, 5, 7 ... all the way to 35. Given that Lufthansa gives more or less a s*** about HAM - just like BER - its interesting that Flight 1 leaves from Hamburg.

Air Berlin never had flight 1, nor had they any flight number below 2xxx I think, which I found kind of strange. TATL flights were 7xxx numbers, other Carriers (non LCC) use lower numbers for those "prestige flagship" longhaul routes. 1xxx numbers were used for special flights. Other Airlines use low numbers for scheduled flying and high numbers for special flights.

Iberia also uses 4 digit numbers on longhaul which is uncommon IMO.
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 am

ExpatVet wrote:
Do you think any frequent fliers 'collect the set', so to speak?


I am sorry I never thought it! ...luckily I am not a frequent flier lol
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:23 pm

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
LH1 FRA-HAM


LH001 is HAM - FRA dep. 06:00
First daily FRA - HAM is LH002
A/C flown: 100,306,312,313,319,320,32A,A20N,321,333,342,343,346,359,351,388,703,721,722,731,732,733,734,735,738,
73H,741,742,743,744,74C,74D,74E,762,76W,772,77W,788,AR8,ARJ,CR2,CR7,CR9,D1C,D91,D93,D95,DH8,E90,F50,F70,
L15,M11,M81,M82,M83
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:53 pm

DLHAM wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
LH1 FRA-HAM


Actually LH1 is HAM to FRA. Flight numbers are 1, 3, 5, 7 ... all the way to 35. Given that Lufthansa gives more or less a s*** about HAM - just like BER - its interesting that Flight 1 leaves from Hamburg.

Air Berlin never had flight 1, nor had they any flight number below 2xxx I think, which I found kind of strange. TATL flights were 7xxx numbers, other Carriers (non LCC) use lower numbers for those "prestige flagship" longhaul routes. 1xxx numbers were used for special flights. Other Airlines use low numbers for scheduled flying and high numbers for special flights.

Iberia also uses 4 digit numbers on longhaul which is uncommon IMO.


And LH1's callsign is DLH6CF (for now...)
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:11 pm

VA1. Hearing "Velocity one" one frequency must be one of the coolest callsigns ever.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:16 pm

Would be interesting to know which airports see the most 0001 flight numbers. Going off user submissions it would seem LHR, JFK, NRT and LAX all have multiple with LHR as the clear leader.

Additionally, it would be neat to see the historical usage of 0001 for different airlines. For example, pre-merger, UA1 was ORD-HNL. Immediately after the merger I recall seeing UA1 on the IAH-MCO route. SFO-SIN being the latest city pair to see it.

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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm

AF1 ADW-PBI :duck:

Not talking Air France. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:22 pm

GE90man wrote:
VA1. Hearing "Velocity one" one frequency must be one of the coolest callsigns ever.



Pretty cool but doesn’t take the top
spot


A few years back there was a radio equipped lavatory service vehicle at
the Newark Airport


His callsign was ‘sanitation one’
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:00 pm

cityshuttle wrote:
KE 1 ... ICN-NRT


To be more exact, it's ICN-NRT-HNL.

Add on: CI 1: HNL-TPE, used to be HNL-NRT-TPE IIRC until they switched the flight to a non-stop.

Also SQ1, SFO-HKG-SIN. Another long running route, and still running (for now) even after SQ started non-stop SFO-SIN.

Another "reserved" number is VN1, reserved for the PM of Vietnam (Usually it's flown with a Vietnam Airlines 789).
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:18 pm

WS001 YYC-LGW
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:12 pm

DLHAM wrote:
Given that Lufthansa gives more or less a s*** about HAM - just like BER - its interesting that Flight 1 leaves from Hamburg.


Same thing can be said about SAS 1. Stockholm Arlanda as a destination I can understand, it's one of their hubs. But why Lulea? What makes Lulea so special that it gets flight number 1.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:32 pm

AI1, reserved for the Prime Minister or President of India, operated by a B747-400 which will soon be switched to a B777-300ER.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:27 am

although NZ1 is now LHR-LAX-AKL, it used to be AKL-HKG-LHR-LAX-AKL. NZ2 did the same route in reverse. I have flown both, but spaced out over about 6 months each time. Sadly NZ dropped the AKL-HKG-LHR part both ways.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 am

aklrno wrote:
although NZ1 is now LHR-LAX-AKL, it used to be AKL-HKG-LHR-LAX-AKL. NZ2 did the same route in reverse. I have flown both, but spaced out over about 6 months each time. Sadly NZ dropped the AKL-HKG-LHR part both ways.


That is incorrect, NZ1/2 is AKL-LAX-LHR-LAX-AKL and always has been for as long as I can remember.

AKL-HKG-LHR was NZ38/39 the entire time it existed.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:04 pm

Sorry. Bad memory. I didn’t recall my boarding passes for the times I just transited AKL. USually it is a stopover but a couple of times and on the round the world trips I think I just hung out at the airport. It was a long layover but I don’t remember how long. Now I can’t remember why I did it. Must have been some strange air fare sale.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:17 am

PR 1 refers to any chartered flight carrying the President of the Philippines on board.

I distinctly remember NW 1 though being LAX-NRT.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:24 am

aklrno wrote:
Sorry. Bad memory. I didn’t recall my boarding passes for the times I just transited AKL. USually it is a stopover but a couple of times and on the round the world trips I think I just hung out at the airport. It was a long layover but I don’t remember how long. Now I can’t remember why I did it. Must have been some strange air fare sale.



All good. Pretty sure NZ did advertise it as RTW. HKG-LHR initially used a 744 while LAX switched to the 772, then there was a period where they were both 744’s before LAX went 772 again, with the GFC they changed LAX back to the 744 and HKG to the 772 with HKG 5 weekly most of the last 2-3 years it operated.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:49 pm

77H wrote:
AF1 ADW-PBI :duck:

Not talking Air France. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

77H


AF001 was JFK - CDG Concorde (AF002 being CDG - JFK)-

Thos flight numbers are not used anymore since 2003...
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:44 pm

Looks like you can almost go round-the-world in Flight 001s:
HKG-SIN SQ1
SIN-LHR QF1
LHR-LAX NZ1
LAX-HNL HA1
HNL-TPE CI1
...leaving just a TPE-HKG gap.
or:
SFO-(HKG)-SIN SQ1/UA1 leaving a LAX-SFO gap.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:51 am

FlySSC wrote:
77H wrote:
AF1 ADW-PBI :duck:

Not talking Air France. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

77H


AF001 was JFK - CDG Concorde (AF002 being CDG - JFK)-

Thos flight numbers are not used anymore since 2003...


The joke, which apparently no one got was that Air Force 1 flies constantly between Andrews and Palm Beach where Mar a Lago is.

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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:51 am

Here we go again! Did you do a search?
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:27 pm

TG1
Flight reserved for the Prime Minister of Thailand.
 
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Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:19 pm

alggag wrote:
Southwest 1 is DAL-HOU which was part of the original SAT/DAL/HOU triangle that they started service with.


Somehow I can not envision WN1 as a prestigious route!

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