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Question: AC104 July 31: "We're sorry, this flight is cancelled due to booking issues"

Question: AC104 July 31: "We're sorry, this flight is cancelled due to booking issues"

Old Jul 30, 19, 5:33 pm
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AC104 July 31: "We're sorry, this flight is cancelled due to booking issues"

What does "booking problems" mean as a reason for a cancelled flight?
Seems my AC104 YVR-YYZ for tomorrow is cancelled and now replaced with a new flight number AC2104. As far as I can tell it's still on 787-8 though all the seat assignments seem to be scrambled. Went through all the "you're flight is cancelled" alerts then got a rebooked an hour or so later with the same itinerary. Just wondering what the deal is?
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Old Jul 30, 19, 5:41 pm
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I see this as an aircraft swap from 787-9 (#104 originally) to 787-8 (now #2104 )
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Old Jul 30, 19, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ABG View Post
I see this as an aircraft swap from 787-9 (#104 originally) to 787-8 (now #2104 )
Weird, since when do they use a 2XXX flight number for an equipment swap? I thought that was reserved for (typically mechanical) cancellations that end up going the next day.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by ABG View Post
I see this as an aircraft swap from 787-9 (#104 originally) to 787-8 (now #2104 )
And it's way cleaner to handle a "cancelled" and renumbered flight than it is to deal with a downgauge and potentially significant overbooking (by ~47) with all those GTE'd pax standing at the gate at departure time.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by RatherBeInYOW View Post
Weird, since when do they use a 2XXX flight number for an equipment swap? I thought that was reserved for (typically mechanical) cancellations that end up going the next day.
A 2XXX flight number can be used for any revenue extra section, for any reason.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ABG View Post
I see this as an aircraft swap from 787-9 (#104 originally) to 787-8 (now #2104 )
Both the original and extra section appear to be FIN 808 (a 788) in the app.

the next day, AC106 is cancelled as FIN 734 and replaced at same departure time by AC2006 as FIN 733. Both 77W.

What is the pattern or legend for the 2xxx sections?
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