I believe that the standard routes of carriers between two semi-major US cities always maintain the same route number (e.g. UA3271), and day of the week. I'm looking at planning travel for an interview, so dates are [currently] quite flexible (as in at least one month's range). Since that's the case, there are other constraints that go into my choice of flights. One would be the option to fly out of my home city, land in the interview location, conduct the interview, and fly out in the same day. I figure: if I can view the schedule for flights (i.e. routes) between the two cities, I can make an educated request for days of travel. Yes, I could likely work with the interview scheduler (and I will), but I'd like to be proactive in suggesting some dates to achieve my goal, as well as learn this skill for myself in the future. Thus:

Where can I view the daily routes and times for flights between two cities, on whatever rotating basis (e.g. day of the week) they may be on?

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    Your belief and assumption that route numbers don't change is wrong, as flight numbers and times can change without notice. While long haul flights (JFK-LAX, etc) often have a lower risk of changed flight numbers and short hauls have a higher risk, there is no guarantee of no change for either.
    – user13044
    Apr 26, 2017 at 5:07
  • You're making this harder than it needs to be. No secrets here... online booking shows all available flights in and out of your destination. Just use an online ticket booking site, and see what they have available for same day in and out.
    – SnakeDoc
    Apr 26, 2017 at 17:57
  • @SnakeDoc Unfortunately, that doesn't solve my situation. I'm looking for the standard routes, regardless of whether they are booked for a given day or not. Online booking will not show me flights that are full - and I don't know my dates in advance. Apr 27, 2017 at 2:35
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    @user3.1415927 What good does knowing the schedule of a full flight do you? Just see what's available to book, and propose those dates. Pretty simple. I think you're way overthinking this.
    – SnakeDoc
    Apr 27, 2017 at 14:44
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    @user3.1415927 what good is that to anyone? You want to propose dates for this interview... you can only propose dates that 1) Have Flights Available... and 2) Aren't Full. Your offline attempt at seeing routes does neither of these... it just tells you what routes a given airline runs, but not availability or if that route even still has a plane flying it on any given day. It's not like a bus route where it's set in stone. Flights change based on demand all the time. Basically... you're doing this wrong.
    – SnakeDoc
    May 1, 2017 at 15:03

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One way to do this is to find the published timetable for your airline. For example, I did this recently and used the Qantas Timetable for flight planning. The PDF version (link at left) was most helpful, as it shows all the flights on a weekly basis in a very compact form.

Following your UA example, the United Timetable is a web search but I don't see a PDF version. The Delta flight schedules can be downloaded as a PDF.

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    While that's useful for instances when I know a which carrier I want to use, my usecase is not knowing carrier... Apr 27, 2017 at 2:30
  • @GregHewgill can you please answer the comment on top of this one?
    – user13759
    Jul 8, 2019 at 5:33

This is one of the things Expertflyer will do for you.

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    Can I use that site without making an account? Doesn't seem like it, big downside if you ask me.
    – Bernhard
    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:52
  • Agreed; the lack of use without an account makes this untenable. Apr 28, 2017 at 0:53
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    Eh, any serious traveler will sooner or later realize you need Expertflyer :) There's just too much value. And I am not an employee just a satisfied customer. Note I posted the ITA Matrix solution as well.
    – user4188
    Apr 28, 2017 at 1:24
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    +1 to ExpertFlyer, it knows about flights that other search engines don't, such as those in Uzbekistan Airways.
    – JonathanReez
    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:15

ITA Matrix can do this -- it can do everything else so why not this? Unclick the " Only show flights and prices with available seats" checkbox and you will get a list of flights: enter image description here


If there are nonstop flights available between your hometown and the interview location, you can also try so search for the flight schedule of the airport. To give some examples of German airports:

  • So far this is the closest thing ... at least in terms of clues. I was able to search for the string "flight schedule #city", and found flightaware.com/live/airport/KXNA/scheduled as an example. This isn't overall the solution, but it's a good place to start. Apr 27, 2017 at 2:50

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