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Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:31 am

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.

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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:37 am

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.
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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:41 am

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.


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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:41 am

If her ticket is truly full-Y, she can use that ticket on any carrier, any flight without penalty.
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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:43 am

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........
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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:47 am

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

Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:51 am

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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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:24 pm

"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
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RE: Help - Missed Flight

Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:49 pm

"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.

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