View Full Version : Delta Duplicate Flight Numbers

Matt Molnar
2007-08-23, 10:28 AM
In June I booked DL flight 95 JFK-LAS for tomorrow, 8/24.

The other day I logged in to delta.com and found that the flight number is now 427, but the departure time has not changed.

Looking at FlightAware logs, it seems that until 8/1 they had TWO flight 95's: EBL-JFK on a 763, and JFK-LAS on a 752. The flights don't seem to have been connected at all, since they were on different aircraft and the LAS flight departed about 5 hours after the Barcelona flight arrived. As of 8/1 flight 95 is only EBL-JFK. Flight 427 was ONT-ATL on a 752 before 8/1.

2007-08-23, 10:53 AM
I can't remember the last time I've flown on Delta on a flight that had the same number and departure time as the one I booked. This is pretty common with them, I gather.

2007-08-23, 11:18 AM
Song used to use the same flight number to and from

2007-08-23, 11:44 AM
Comair (using DL flight numbers) uses it a lot.
I flew LGA-RIC and my flight number down was the same flt number for the return flight.

2007-08-23, 12:13 PM
CO does the same thing, especially with the express flights. When one is late they usually change the second one to a 7*** flight number instead of 2***.

2007-08-23, 03:22 PM
Its a common practice amoung airlines. If the planes are intersecting through the same air space one will be assigned a letter on the end of the flight number.

hiss srq
2007-08-23, 03:23 PM
You will occasionally see the same flight number used for a round tripper. The flight I generally was taking over the winter up to PVD after work for lunch a few times a week was the same flight number up to PVD than back to LGA on a Saab 340 from Colgan. There are a few others as well I can think of that Chataqua uses the same number in and out. Air Wisky may also do that.

2007-08-23, 08:05 PM
I had it done to me for my trip next week.