The reason for the change? I'd rather not end up sleeping in a lounge at the Manila Airport, which is what probably would have happened had i stayed on the later flights. I have a 750am departure from Manila on 10/23. While 8 hours may seem like alot of time, time i get off the plane and get through customs and get my bag it'll be at least 1 in the morning, time I get to a hotel and get checked in it's 130, then I have to be on my way back to the airport at 5 or 530, the timing just didn't work.
I could have elite status if I wanted it, but flying the same airline all the time is boring.