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Can an airline operate with two flights in one day to the same destination with the same flight number for example

DUBAI to MUSCAT ETD 0400Z SSV 221

and

DUBAI MUSCAT ETD 1300Z SSV 221

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What airline is this? –  Doc Apr 17 at 14:49
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Are you sure these are for the same day? I've seen lots of cases where eg Airline Flight 123 leaves at 8am on some days, and 2pm others, that's quite normal –  Gagravarr Apr 17 at 15:09
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What is the flight number? –  Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Apr 17 at 16:35
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These are not the same flights. 221 is not a flight number. Etihad between Dubai and Muscat operates 3 flights 382, 384, 388. flightaware.com/live/…. But if the flight is delayed it can turn out that same flight on the same day leaves at 2 different times. See April 8: flightaware.com/live/flight/ETD221 –  Karlson Apr 17 at 17:52
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@Karlson that's probably good enough for an answer. –  Mark Mayo Apr 18 at 1:07

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These are not the same flights.

221 is not a flight number. Etihad between Dubai and Muscat operates 3 flights 382, 384, 388. But if the flight is delayed it can turn out that same flight on the same day leaves at 2 different times. See April 8: flightaware.com/live/flight/ETD221

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+1 Good catch! I am wondering what SSV 221 means, now… –  Relaxed May 10 at 17:02
    
The flight doesn't actually have to be delayed to leave at different times on different days. Many flights are actually scheduled that way (where they leave at one time on certain days of the week and another time on other days of the week.) Here's a current example from Cathay Pacific. CX920 leaves at 12:25 pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat and 8:05 pm Fri, Sun, Mon. –  reirab Sep 18 at 13:59
    
@reirab The issue is the same flight number leaving to the same destination at different times on the same day. –  Karlson Sep 18 at 14:23
    
@Karlson Ah, right. Sorry, I misread your answer. –  reirab Sep 18 at 14:25

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