I'm mostly bitter now because my wife got screwed on a connection in IAD and won't be home until very late tonight. That said, what are the chances (or opinions on if they should) that the new carrier adopts CO's more generous SDC/standby policy? One of the nicest things about CO's is that if you make a connection earlier than expected you can standby/SDC for free on the earlier connection flight, even with no status. Basically they do not penalize you because they happen to be on time or early and can be more efficient for you. Apparently CO is alone in this. Thoughts?