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I was on Salt Lake Center frequency at FL380 when ATC told us to do something odd:

Salt Lake Center:
"Piaggio 123 [this is not our call sign or flight number], turn right, heading 3-7-0; maintain FL 380."

Me:
"Umm, say again for Piaggio 123?"

Salt Lake Center:
"Piaggio 123, turn right heading 3-7-0, maintain FL380."

Me:
"Sir, my compasses generally stop at 3-6-0."

Salt Lake Center:
"Oh! I meant fly heading TWO seven zero. Sorry about the confusion."

Linda Becker
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