Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Fri Jul 25 2008 16:11:51 UTC (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3162 times:
Except WN, which is becoming a big player in DEN.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted
Sat Jul 26 2008 05:55:08 UTC (7 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
WN doesn't charge a CHANGE FEE, but
will collect any additional fare due on your ticket for the new flight.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted
Sat Jul 26 2008 06:02:45 UTC (7 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
I don't know F9's pricing structure, so this may not be applicable, anyway, but...
The article doesn't make it clear if F9 is will be charging it on all fares or just discount/restricted fares. Most legacies (AFAIK) don't charge change fees on unrestricted/full fare tickets (one of the reasons I buy them for business travel).
If F9 is charging the fee on -all- changes, that seems a little deperate
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 28018 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted
Sat Jul 26 2008 09:51:51 UTC (7 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
Ya kinda harsh going from free standby to having to pay the fare difference and a $150 change fee, but as we know
F9 has a business to run and needs to generate as much cash as possible.
I do however wonder how this will play out in markets against United, which still offers free standby, or merely a $75 charge for confirming a seat
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LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted
Sat Jul 26 2008 10:05:08 UTC (7 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
Quoting LAXintl ( Reply 4): Ya kinda harsh going from free standby to having to pay the fare difference and a $150 change fee,
Just to clarify, same-day standby will have to pay the fare difference, but they will not have to pay the $150 change fee, if I'm interpreting the article correctly.
Quote: Frontier Airlines on Friday said it will start charging travelers to switch flights on the day of their travel, and will charge $150 to make changes on days prior to the flight.
So Frontier's same-day standby policy is exactly the same as Southwest's. It's the $150 fee Frontier will now charge to change the date of your flight that will be different from Southwest's policy.