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    NW Flight Numbers.

    Must be getting close to the eventual changeover of NW flights into DL. Noticing on various ATC COMM'S NW flight numbers in the 2000's and 7000'2 number ranges. I guess soon we will not hear the Callsign of NW on radios anymore. Anyone with insight ????

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    I believe they will be operating under one certificate by the end of the year, and at that time they will use one callsign.

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    Question? the registration numbers of the planes wont be changed right?
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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    I doubt they would re-register the aircraft - in fact, DL still has the old TWA registrations on the 757s that came from AA recently.

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    Thats true also I notice a few DL flying a few former ATA 757s
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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    FAA N numbers on pre-merger NW aircraft will not be changed.

    In addition, NW-coded international flights moved to the 250 to 349 flight number range effective 24Oct09 U.S. origin; 25Oct09 international origin. These changes are in preparation for the cutover to a single-operating certificate and reservations systems.

    We fly four ex-ATA 757-200s that were originally delivered to Singapore Airlines in the early to mid-1980s. These four ships are the 6900-series planes. They seldom visit JFK anymore since their ETOPS equipment was recenlty re-activated relegating them to Hawaii duties from the west coast.

    Target date for SOC is 31Dec09. Start the countdown...

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    Noticed that 7000 flight range's are DC-9's and 2000'2 flight range are all other aircraft

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    Have a related question, perhaps ChrisW could answer? Flight 983 is a DL coded flight, operated by a Mesaba CR9, LGA to OMA, often in NW colors. Little confused that a DL connection flight would have a 3 digit (Mainline) Flight number?

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    Re: NW Flight Numbers.

    This is in the schedule down here in ATL as well. There's no "rule" that says connection flight numbers have to be four digits. It is strange to see, for sure, but nothing out of the ordinary. Some say it's a "gimmick" by Delta to get people to think they're on mainline flights, but that doesn't hold up at ticketing because the system clearly states that said flights are not operated as mainline rather operated by a partner airline. Remember, the flight number in the timetable has no bearing on who operates the flight and what call sign they use (obviously).

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