any ideas on this flight?


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9232

just curious on thoughts of this flight, left KRFD and arrived at KRFD , it flew over by chicago then came back.


#2

I think the ‘9’ in the UPS9232 denotes a maintenance flight.


#3

I think the 9 means either “Hey, did you remember to pick up those packages”? Or “Whoa, that’s scattered Cu up ahead”. 8^)


#4

The flight was diverted. It was supposed to go DTW.


#5

Most of these 9000 flights look to be maintenance / reposition

flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9 … /KRFD/KDTW


#6

hi, thnx to all who posted on this thread.

even if it was a maintenance flight, why is it “diverted” ? any ideas?


#7

flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9203

this is just another example of a UPS 9000 flight number. The deversion for 9232 could be for lots of reason. Weather, equipment, traffic.


#8

As discussed previously on FlightAware Forum, most of the major airlines (that includes UPS and Fedex - just because they only fly cargo doesn’t mean they aren’t a real airline) use flight numbers in the 9000 series for the following types of flights:

  • charters
  • repositioning
  • maintenance
  • training (very rarely because almost all training now is done in simulators)