I will be flying DFW
in September. I booked the DFW
legs separately (AA for DFW
) because it was considerably cheaper.
We arrive at LGW
on AA78 at 10:00 am, but it was almost $300 cheaper to book the 18:40 departure for VCE
instead of the 13:00 departure. I've heard the stand-by policy on BA
is more strict than it is in the US, but I was wondering:
1) What are my chances of getting on the 13:00 departure instead of the 18:40 departure? I didn't see any such restrictions in the fare rules, but FYI it is fare code REUNBA. If my chances are good, should I check my bags all the way through to VCE
, or should I pick them up and re-check at LGW
2) If I can't fly stand-by, how early will I be able to pick up my boarding pass/check bags for the 18:40 VCE
departure? If I can't fly stand-by, we'll probably head into London for the afternoon; I'd love to have all the check-in taken care of before returning.
Thanks for the assistance!
[Edited 2004-07-16 05:51:42]