PDF timetable: flights to nowhere

 
Old Apr 5, 07, 9:15 pm
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PDF timetable: flights to nowhere

In the PDF version of the timetable, there seem to be flights that leave an airport, but do not go anywhere.

Take Bimini Island (BIM). Neither of the flights (9274 and 9191) go anywhere. On the same page, flight 88 out of PEK seems to go to Newark and then leave to oblivion...

What's up with that?

[Am I a weirdo for actually looking at this thing?]
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Old Apr 5, 07, 10:46 pm
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Yeah, you must the first one to notice. Anyways, FLL and IAH are so insignificant places in the world that some editor probably decides it won't matter to omit them.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by ralfp View Post
In the PDF version of the timetable, there seem to be flights that leave an airport, but do not go anywhere.

Take Bimini Island (BIM). Neither of the flights (9274 and 9191) go anywhere. On the same page, flight 88 out of PEK seems to go to Newark and then leave to oblivion...

What's up with that?

[Am I a weirdo for actually looking at this thing?]
Nice catch, ralfp. The 'flights-to-nowhere' issue with our pdf timetable has been corrected and is now available for download at continental.com.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 12:52 pm
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I had a professor who would pay you $5 for every typo/error you found on the "pre-publish" version of his book that we used in class.

If only ralfp would get some miles for proof-reading the timetable!
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Old Apr 11, 07, 12:55 pm
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I thought 9xxx flight numbers were ferry/test flights...
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Old Apr 11, 07, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by austinite123 View Post
I had a professor who would pay you $5 for every typo/error you found on the "pre-publish" version of his book that we used in class.

If only ralfp would get some miles for proof-reading the timetable!
I had a prof. who would give us one point out of 100 on our final grade for finding typos in his book. Of course his book was the the textbook for the class, so finding typos meant reading the darn thing...
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Old Apr 11, 07, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MilesDavis View Post
I thought 9xxx flight numbers were ferry/test flights...
I'm pretty sure that 99xx are ferry flights. The 9xxx are mostly operated by Gulfstream on Florida-Bahamas routes.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by austinite123 View Post
I had a professor who would pay you $5 for every typo/error you found on the "pre-publish" version of his book that we used in class.

If only ralfp would get some miles for proof-reading the timetable!
Over in the sticky website problems thread, I've lobbied for drink vouchers ("Continental Currency") for finding mistakes ... as yet to no avail.
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Old Apr 11, 07, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ralfp View Post
Take Bimini Island (BIM). Neither of the flights (9274 and 9191) go anywhere.
Perhaps the fact that CO uses the same flight number in both directions had something to do with that:

[KVS Availability Tool 2.8.1/Platinum - Amadeus: Timetable]
Code:
FLL  Ft Lauderdale Int'l FL US [KFLL]
BIM
MON  09 Apr 2007 - 16 Apr 2007

Carrier   Flight From Depart    To   Arrive    A/C  St   Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Exceptions
--------- ------ ---- --------- ---- --------- ---- ---- ----------------------------------------------
CO/**     9191   FLL  15:10     BIM  15:45     BE1  0    12345--     00:35       1       -
CO/**     9191   FLL  15:30     BIM  16:05     BE1  0    -----6-     00:35       1       -
CO/**     9191   FLL  16:30     BIM  17:05     BE1  0    ------7     00:35       1       -
[KVS Availability Tool 2.8.1/Platinum - Amadeus: Timetable]
Code:
BIM
FLL  Ft Lauderdale Int'l FL US [KFLL]
MON  09 Apr 2007 - 16 Apr 2007

Carrier   Flight From Depart    To   Arrive    A/C  St   Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Exceptions
--------- ------ ---- --------- ---- --------- ---- ---- ----------------------------------------------
CO/**     9191   BIM  16:10     FLL  16:45     BE1  0    12345--     00:35       -       1
CO/**     9191   BIM  16:25     FLL  17:00     BE1  0    -----6-     00:35       -       1
CO/**     9191   BIM  17:30     FLL  18:05     BE1  0    ------7     00:35       -       1
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Old Apr 11, 07, 9:20 pm
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Over in the sticky website problems thread, I've lobbied for drink vouchers ("Continental Currency") for finding mistakes ... as yet to no avail.
I second that idea!
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Old Jun 3, 07, 3:57 pm
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Just noticed another thing on the downloadable PDF timetables:

All flights under 500 miles now say "500 mi". I think it should go back to displaying actual miles.
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