CO SDC Policy - What if Replacement Flight >3.5 Hours After Original?

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  1. BurBunny
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    BurBunny Silver Member

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    I think I'm getting a handle on the CO SDC policies (coming from the UA side of the aisle), but still unclear about what to do if your requested replacement flight is >3.5 hours after your originally-scheduled.

    Situation: Booked on 6:15AM flight in T fare. Not likely that fare bucket will be available at the 24-hour mark or anytime prior to the 3.5 hour mark. Replacement flights I'm looking at are both after 9:45AM.

    How do I handle the original flight? It obviously will need to be cancelled, but I don't want to do so in a way which emperils my ability to take a later flight.

    Appreciate the help!
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    It is not currently possible within the CO SDC policy to do what you're asking AFAIK. If the desired flight is after the booked flight then it must be confirmed prior to the original departure time. If not you might get the flat tire rule or you might be buying a walk-up fare.
     

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