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User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

This question is for the more seasoned traveller, especially those who have a lot of experience flying standby.

I'm planning my first non-rev flight overseas to Paris on Northwest, to leave on Dec. 19. However I know it will be very busy flying that time of year and I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice about flying standby so close to christmas. Is it even a good Idea? or should i maybe try somwhere different, maybe a little closer to home, and go to Paris some other time?

Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks

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User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

It's completely the luck of the day . . . standby on an actual holiday, schedules permitting, is almost guaranteed.

Try, and be prepared to try, try again. The motto is to be flexible.

Bon Voyage!


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

During that time of the year its hard to fly standby, just pray for bad weather so you get alot of misconnects LOL


CB777


User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 2879 times:


If you must fly at that time, fly on Christmas day. Ive never had a problem
with a nov rev seat travelling on that day. Most people are already where they want to be by then...If you try from the 19th, take a good book and
be prepared for disappointment, anything above that will be a plus.



Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

does anyone know how many scheduled flights Northwest has to Paris each day?

How about Amsterdam?


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

NW have one daily flight direct DTW-CDG (NW050)

To be honest, travelling standby at peak periods is a real lottery - rule of thumb though, try for routes with at least two direct flights per day, especially longhaul. And take tickets for backup routings via somewhere else.


User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I agree with VS340, try Amsterdam !!!
There are 3 daily flights from DTW to AMS, most of them being A330s  Big thumbs up

...and...Christmas in Amsterdam can be fun too !!!  Smile


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