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Changing flight numbers after a crash...

Travel Forums General Talk Changing flight numbers after a crash...

1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 9 Aug '05 17:32

I was looking at flights from Toronto-Paris return this week, and noticed that the daily non-stop from Paris to Toronto is still called Air France 358, which was the flight number that crashed a few weeks ago in Toronto.

That got me wondering whether airlines change the numbers after crashes, especially the deadly ones. I did some quick checking - there's no more Swiss Air 111 and no more Korean Air 007. TWA doesn't exist anymore, so no TWA 800.

Anyone have any insight on this?

Greg

2. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5451 posts) 10 Aug '05 00:21

A lot of airlines don't have seat no.13, but no idea about flight numbers. Probably quite a significant (and costly) change to make for an airline I would imagine.