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User currently offlineBustraveler From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Hello to all-

I have a co-worker flying ATL-DCA tomorrow night, on DL's 6:30PM departure. She has a fully refundable, Y fare coach ticket and there is a strong possibility that she wont make her flight. I wont get into the reasons. My question is, on the way to the airport, can she call and tell them she's gonna miss so they can just put her on the 8:30PM flight? Or if she calls today and switches the ticket, will she incur the fare difference? We are trying to avoid incurring any additional expenses on this trip.

THANKS in advance

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4540 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

I had a cheapo MIA-NYC non refundable return on DL (about $160) and when I overslept and missed my returnflight, they told me to call reservations. They couldn't get me a reasonable flight right away, but suggested to wait for 30 minutes because at 2 hours before the next possible flight, I could take that one with only $25 booking fee. So DL doesn't seem to take it too hard.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

If it is refundable, u can refund it up to 4 hours before flight time or they will more than likely refund/switch flight if u call up. I don't think you will have to pay any extra fees.


P.S. Tell me how it goes.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2653 times:
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If her ticket is truly full-Y, she can use that ticket on any carrier, any flight without penalty.

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15284 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

I don't know about DL, but AA has a policy where one can fly for free on standby on any flight that given that day (I've done it a bunch of times)...as long as there are seats available..give DL a call to know what their policy is........

"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I don't get the confusion. It was explained above... Full Y = fully refundable, whether before or after day of travel.

17 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2016
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9821 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Yes but the confusion can also lie in this...the co worker would have to cancel that ticket and then pay for another one. If the nice agent at the airport can just use the same credit card number or form of payment...that is great. If not, then the coworker better either have access to a corporate account, corporate credit card, etc. and be able to get reimbursed for a ticket if she has to buy another one on her expense.

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

"Pure" Y means any airline, any plane, anything?
I didn't know that. What would happen? If I had a Y ticket on say KL, how would I fly on say, SQ, if they both flew the same route? Would connections be included? That's very interesting to me, even though I couldn't afford a Y ticket for the life of me. Here's another "T" fare  Laugh out loud
-Mr. X

What now?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

"Pure" Y means any airline, any plane, anything?

Yes and no. Without an interline agreement, you can still use the Y (or F, C, or other eligible fare classes) if the airline "endorses" it over to the other airline. In the paper ticket days it was done via a sticker on the ticket that told the clearinghouse the ticketing airline approved losing the revenue to the other carrier. I'm sure there's an e-ticket equivalent.

Cheers.  Smile

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