Airline flight numbers with meaning. AA 343

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  1. dhammer53
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    Many airlines have flights with symbolic meaning.

    Flights to or from PHL may be numbered 1776.
    Flights to or from IND may be numbered 500.

    AA has flight 343. That's the number of New York City Firefighters that lost their lives on September 11th. :(
     
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    Well, that is grim... :oops:
     
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    SAS had a flight 911 from CPH to EWR. This flight number was retired and replaced with SK909 in December 2001 - you may guess why.
     
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    American has flight 777 to Las Vegas
     
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    CX 888 from HKG to YVR. Prosperity to 3rd degree.

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    Not to mention most, if not all of their TPAC flights begin with an 8.
     
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    Got a good laugh from that. :D
     
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    UA has 88 on EWR-PEK, I believe, for similar reasons.
     
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    Well, flight 666 to HEL certainly would be my first choice... :D
     
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    Doesn't cx888 continue on to JFK, double the bang for the buck.

    Still, my favorite flight was UA 1 around the world. BA 1 for the Concorde is nice, London city I guess is a ok replacement.

    Speaking of 8s, I am of Asian heritage and my ny license plate had 888 in it, followed unfortunately by a 4 which sounds like death in Chinese (in Cantonese)

    I am at the Conrad Hong Kong right now and after trying to check in in English, they immediately assigned me to floor 44.
     
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    That is just wrong. I always check in speaking English in Asia but never had that happen. we did get the 4th floor with a room ending in 4 at PH Vendome. The FD agent was Chinese and was sympathetic but all suites were ending in 4 and the other floors were sold out.

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    to be fair, the hotel floor numbers start at 40 and end at 58 (with 59 being the exec club), so more than half the rooms have 4 in them. I checked in early, and had a specific room type preference, so some of that is factored in. But i would think floor 44 is generally less desirable, so one of the likely candidates for early check-in.

    Everyone else i've seen on this floor (i've been here several days) has been western (but this hotel does cater toward them as well, as the Chinese struggle with the word Conrad in both Cantonese and Mandarin).
     
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    WN still has 1492 to CMH.
     
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    I'm amazed they have a 44th floor. My wife (of Hong Kong origin) used to work in a nursing home for Asian clients and they went through a huge project to remove all room numbers with 4 anywhere in them. Then they discovered that 4 was actually lucky for members of one group speaking a certain dialect!

    Meantime, our phone number ended with 454. :eek:
     
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    That takes the cake. That's a pretty rough ending.

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    I get a kick out of the 1776 to PHL. I save those BPs to show Colonel Blimps in the UK. Or leave them at the BA lounges on July 4th.

    NW1 was LAX-NRT, that was cool.

    Why do UA have numerous TPAC flights with three-digit 8xx numbers? CO used single- or two-digit numbers quite often for those.
     

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