Joe's Cafe, 24/7 pit stop for ESL learners and teachers | February 2010
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TG916 and TG917 - what’s the difference?
You probably recognize or can guess that TG916 is a “flight number” - a flight number of Thai Airways, to be precise. All commercial flights have flight numbers, based on LETTERS (representing the airline, for example TG for Thai Airways) and NUMBERS. Actually, strictly speaking, TG916 is a “flight code” and 916 is the flight number. But even within the airline industry flight codes are commonly referred to as flight numbers.
A flight code, when combined with the time and date, identifies a particular flight.
But can you spot the difference between TG916 and TG917? Traditionally (but not universally) even numbers (TG916) are used for flights going west (westbound flights), and odd numbers (TG917) are used for flights going east (eastbound flights).
Not a lot of people know that.
Joe | Thursday, February 11th, 2010 | Filed under Curiosities
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