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Old Sep 2, 98, 11:46 am   #1
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An airline with a sense of humor!

These are all actual flight from United:

1. flight 1492 to Columbus, OH (1492 discovers America)

2. flight 711 to Las Vegas (711 is lucky number in gambling)

3. flight 1776 to Philadelphia (1776 establishment of USA declared in Philadelphia)

and the best of all....

4. flight 911 to Washington, DC (911 is emergency assistance required telephone number in the US)
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Old Sep 2, 98, 12:11 pm   #2
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That's very funny of United, and very clever
of you to find that Mileage Addict.

But here's two flight numbers I don't think
show up on ANY airline. 13 and 666. I don't
believe in luck (except in getting upgrades)
but I'm attempting to be as funny as UNITED.
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Old Sep 4, 98, 6:49 pm   #3
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I like that topic - thank you for informing us.
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Old Sep 13, 98, 1:33 pm   #4
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But how many people on flight 711 come away winners?
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Old Sep 13, 98, 1:34 pm   #5
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And if you call 911 in DC, you get a busy signal
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Old Sep 13, 98, 3:33 pm   #6
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The winners on flight 711 are the ones who
got the upgrades without any hassles. Everyone on board wins if the flight arrives
on time (but like blackjack and all gambling
the odds vary.)

Flight 911 is now diverted to NYC, where
there are fewer emergencies. CATMAN
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Old Dec 26, 00, 1:24 pm   #7
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Catman:
That's very funny of United, and very clever
of you to find that Mileage Addict.

But here's two flight numbers I don't think
show up on ANY airline. 13 and 666. I don't
believe in luck (except in getting upgrades)
but I'm attempting to be as funny as UNITED.
CATMAN
Actually SAS operates SK013 between LLA-ARN. Departure time is 17.05 and with arrival time at Arlanda 18.30

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Old Dec 26, 00, 1:31 pm   #8
 
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A few more on Northwest:

NW 500 MSP-IND (Indianapolis 500 race)

NW 711 MSP-LAS

NW 777 MSP-LAS

They used to have 1492 MSP-CMH and 1776 MSP-PHL years ago but I guess they dropped them.
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Old Dec 26, 00, 2:02 pm   #9
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I guess AA doesn't have a sense of humor by this definition:

1776 is DFW-MCO (nothing of revolutionary significance happened in either place)

1492 is SLC-ORD-ATL (ditto for ol' Chris)

911 is LAX-MIA-SCL (maybe the two US cities have a high number of 911 calls, but I don't think AA would try to do anything with that)

711, 777 don't exist (neither do 13, 666)

500 is ORD-DCA (no magic here)

My Nov. 1 print timetable shows 2711 LAS-LAX, but the Web doesn't have it. I suspect the number was random.
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Old Dec 26, 00, 4:25 pm   #10
 
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CO has the ". flight 1492 to Columbus, OH (1492 discovers America) "

and, flight 500 from Indy to newark.

AND " flight 1776 to Philadelphia (1776 establishment of USA declared in Philadelphia) "

None of the others, though.



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Old Dec 26, 00, 4:29 pm   #11
 
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I guess AA doesn't have a sense of humor by this definition
American likes to use arbitrary, oddball departure times, too, even in non-slot controlled airports. Why can't they just call a 4:21pm flight a 4:20 and make life easier??
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Old Dec 26, 00, 4:33 pm   #12
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Delta has no sense of humour with flight numbers (but we could probably have guessed that )
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Old Dec 26, 00, 8:34 pm   #13
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Omni warning

Anyone remember when Sony (I think it was) put out a VCR manual with diagrams complete with a VCR with the date December 7 (the date the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor of course)
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Old Dec 29, 00, 7:49 am   #14
 
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There are actually quite a few flights with 666 or 13 - thanks to OAG Max:

SV 0666 DAM-JED
JK 666 AGP-BCN-PMI
BU 666 AMS-SVG
JU 666 BEG-TGD
72N 666 BLZ-JNB
AI 666 BOM-GOI
LX 666 BSL-BIO
AT 666 CMN-FEZ
AY/KF 666 CPH-HEL
JD 666 CTS-OSA
SR 666 GVA-BCN
DC 666 HEL-SJY
CI 666 HKG-TPE
SU 666 IST-LED
JX 666 JCA-NCE
MS 666 JED-CAI
NX 666 MFM-KHH
AZ 666 MXP-CCS
B7 666 MZG-KHH
NH 666 NGS-TYO
EW 666 NUE-BER
OK 666 PRG-MAN
EB 666 ROC-ELM
WM 666 SBH-SXM
SK 666 STR-CPH

The number of flights with 13 or 013 was just too many to retype....


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Old Dec 29, 00, 9:14 am   #15
 
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The Sk flight STR-CPH is now flightnumber SK658.
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