It is my understanding that to do any change to flight/schedule, you have to re-activate schedule with 3-day delay.
E.g. if you have a flight departing at 10 am and you want to change the schedule for that A/C and flight for it to depart at 11 am, you make the change and activate the schedule with 3-day delay. This will assure that the already booked flights are not interfering with the new schedule.
My question is (and has 3 parts):
PART 1 )
If you delete a particular flight from schedule, would the already-booked flights (the ones already showing in ORS and listed under (Flights) tab of the aircraft be flown according to what they are booked ? (unless of course they are manually cancelled)
E.g. you have a flight schedule
A-B, B-A, A-C, C-A, A-D, D-A
Flights A-C and C-A are deleted from the flight plan. Will the already-booked A-C and C-A flights be flown as booked?
And to delete these flights is it OK to just delete them or do you have to delete AND activate schedule with a 3-day delay?
PART 2 )
What about if you delete a whole flight plan?
If you hit "delete flight plan" under (scheduling) would the already-booked flights be still flown if they are listed in ORS and are NOT manually cancelled?
What about if you simply remove the individual flights from the schedule without executing anything (without executing delete flight schedule and without activating blank schedule with 3-day delay)...what would happen in this case?
PART 3 )
Imagine that I want to reschedule an aircraft to a different route/schedule combination. Is it OK to just remove the schedule, put on new schedule, and activate with 3-day delay? Would the already-booked flights be flown for the coming 3 days and after that the new schedule would kick in?