Flight Numbers


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I was just wondering how airlines choose flight numbers. American has a flight from DFW to PHL as flight 1776 and i know why this is. But, are flight numbers assigned randomly for a specific flight?
DL just gave us 2 flights out of SDF pretty close to each other. 4291 and 4921. And since some of the bag tags look the same since the merger I'm pretty sure a fair number of bags have been sent to the wrong city.