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The Inauspicious “Curse” of Flight 191

What’s in a flight number? Most flight numbers are assigned based on one of two factors; the route of the flight, such as short haul and long haul, or based on the operator of the flight, for example "American Eagle operated by Republic Airways." When the worst happens and a flight is involved in an accident, the airline will often retire that flight number from their system. However, there is one, slightly ominous flight number that appears to have a…