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I follow the NY Mets charters on DL . Flight number 8882. Usually a 757-200.
What's cool about DL charters (and maybe others) is teams keep the same flight number all year. For instance, Buffalo Bills flight to and from LA for last night's NFL season opener was DL8859, but the flight history matches their preseason games and if you kept watching this flight number it will be used for their whole season.
I know major college teams keep the same flight #’s year after year. I think it’s different for Sun Country, Allegiant & other non-mainline carriers
Some regional flights have up to three flight numbers. It depends upon the selling airline when it is different from the operating airline. A flight operated by Endeavor could have a Delta number, a KLM number and an Air France number.
Flights on airlines that codeshare have flight numbers for their major partners. Go to Atlanta and you'll see. Delta flights will have AF, KLM, Aeromexico, Korean Air, all on the same flight.
As someone who follows charter flights of sports teams, Delta charters usually start w/88**, United w/25**, Alaska w/98**, Allegiant w/46**. Right off hand can’t remember what Sun Country, Southwest, or American charters start @.
Just last night, I caught the outbound United charter 2503 for the Chicago White Sox from Seattle to Oakland; pass the inbound Delta charter 8877 for the Atlanta Braves from Oakland to Seattle in Southern Washington state. Delta military charters usually have a 89** or 9*** designation.