auroralives From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
Just splurged and booked Z class (discount Biz) on AC from YYZ to SJO in a couple of weeks. I read after the fact that AC reserves the right to sub one of their 319s on the route that is configured in all Y.
Any idea as to what the chances of this happening are? Any way to track if we're going to get stuck on one ?
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
Quoting auroralives (Thread starter): Any idea as to what the chances of this happening are? Any way to track if we're going to get stuck on one ?
I can't say about likelihood, but I believe there are only (currently) 2 all-Y 319s in service. So I think it's a low probability, which has probably cursed you. If they sub an all-Y, I am certain you are entitled to a partial refund (i.e., the fare difference), which would probably come in the form of vouchers, not cash.
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5431 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 2733 times:
It is extremely unlikely that your 120 seat A319 would be subbed with one of the two 132 seat A319s.
Mostly because of the "reverse" problem. Namely that also means a 132 seat A319 was subbed with a 120 seat A319, displacing 12 passengers. And, as those 132 seat A319s normally fly to vacation type spots, there often are not a lot of options to accommodate those 12 passengers elsewhere.
I never say never ... as over the years, I have seen some odd thinking. So, if it did happen, I wouldn't ask for a voucher of the fare difference, I would ask for an upgrade voucher, round trip, from any Y fare, usable at the time of booking. Then .... visit Australia!
Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
auroralives From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
Appreciate the input.... normally I wouldn't sweat it, it's just that there was a very specific message on the AC website saying that SJO, Cuba, and 1 or 2 other vacation type destinations are subject to this switch.
Since noticing that I've been trolling through other sites figuring out how to match fin numbers (thanks TWLDR) to specific past flights.... so far, so good