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Old Sep 24, 17, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by natcin View Post
i remember reading somewhere on FT that for those flights delayed with daily schedules in/out of an airport, they are renumbered to prevent confusion with the next day's flight.
Yes, that's the reason. They used to add a letter after the flight number instead of attributing a completely different number (e.g. AF023A), but this letter was incompatible with DL systems, so for US flights, they now give a different number. They still use the letter system for non-US flights.
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