BA Flight Numbers

Old Jan 30, 19, 8:55 am
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BA Flight Numbers

Does anyone have (or can point me to a link for) a complete database of current BA flight numbers?
i.e. BAxxxx -/- From-To -/- Time -/- Operator
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by Akoz View Post
Does anyone have (or can point me to a link for) a complete database of current BA flight numbers?
i.e. BAxxxx -/- From-To -/- Time -/- Operator
Network Tracker | The BA Source

Not sure how complete, but that should do as a starter for 10

Edit: Just noticed, that doesn't have times etc. Sorry.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:04 am
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Spending a bit of time on the BA Source will get you all the information you need!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:09 am
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Expert Flyer allows one to display the timetable for a given day from a given airport, and filter just for BA.
Obviously would have to run a few permutations to get the full week of coverage.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:30 pm
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222-223 is BNA (Nashville)

Is there any logical reason why for BA metal, long haul odd numbers are LHR-XXX but for short haul, the odd numbered flight seems to be XXX-LHR?

eg BA223 is London to Nashville, 222 the return.
BA500 is London to Lisbon, 501 the return.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by BobServant View Post
222-223 is BNA (Nashville)

Is there any logical reason why for BA metal, long haul odd numbers are LHR-XXX but for short haul, the odd numbered flight seems to be XXX-LHR?

eg BA223 is London to Nashville, 222 the return.
BA500 is London to Lisbon, 501 the return.
i thought it was a direction thing.
East to west odd numbers, west to east even.
North to south even, south to north odd.

Dont know if it still holds true but it was in a book when I was young.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by londonsean69 View Post
The OP requested a list which states who's operating the flights, but this information isn't on that page.

Codeshare flight numbers seem to be missing.

The page seems to list both passenger flights and cargo flights but doesn't specify what kind of flight it is. I'm not sure if this is important information for the OP.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by BobServant View Post
222-223 is BNA (Nashville)

Is there any logical reason why for BA metal, long haul odd numbers are LHR-XXX but for short haul, the odd numbered flight seems to be XXX-LHR?

eg BA223 is London to Nashville, 222 the return.
BA500 is London to Lisbon, 501 the return.
Most likely, a legacy thing from BEA (short haul) and BOAC (long haul). It isnt to do with East/West, North/South.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by highpeaklad View Post


i thought it was a direction thing.
East to west odd numbers, west to east even.
North to south even, south to north odd.

Dont know if it still holds true but it was in a book when I was young.
What you refer to is cruising Flight Levels, I believe, though they are not the same everywhere. Itd be inverted actually. Eastbound odd, westbound even.

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Old Jan 31, 19, 1:59 am
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What you refer to is cruising Flight Levels, I believe, though they are not the same everywhere. Itd be inverted actually. Eastbound odd, westbound even.

nah definitely flight numbers (as well)

it may be a complete urban myth but even/odd north/south east/west or whatever is fairly extensively referenced (with the qualifier that some airlines ignore the tradition)

e.g. https://www.businessinsider.com/what...8-3/?r=AU&IR=T
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Old Jan 31, 19, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post
it may be a complete urban myth but even/odd north/south east/west or whatever is fairly extensively referenced (with the qualifier that some airlines ignore the tradition)
ISTR that there was an old IATA convention to this effect.

At any rate, it's frequently been suggested here that the difference between BA practice on long-haul and short-haul continues to reflect the legacy of BOAC and BEA systems.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post

nah definitely flight numbers (as well)

Etihad's flight numbers are structured that way.

EY11 AUH-LHR / EY12 LHR-AUH

EY486 AUH-PER / EY487 PER-AUH

The west bounds use odd in both cases and the east bounds use even.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 6:18 am
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290-291 was used for PHX the last two summer seasons, though AA is giving it a go this year at running the second daily LHR-PHX rotation.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 1:23 pm
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Does BA have any flights where flight number, flight time and aircraft coincide? e.g. easyJet has EZY1520 IBZ-GVA, at 15.20 hrs with aircraft A320.
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