Questions regarding same day confirmed standby

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  1. dingalpha

    dingalpha Silver Member

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    Hi,

    I am have only two legs left for my MR, which is

    Dec 13, SEA-DFW AA2046, Departure 6:00AM - Arrival 11:50AM

    Dec 13, DFW-FLL AA1514, Departure 2:10PM - Arrival 5:50PM

    The total mileage is 2779 miles


    I have checked that there is another nonstop flight SEA-MIA like

    Dec 13, SEA-MIA AA1070, Departure 9:55pm - Arrival 6:30AM(next day)

    Total mileage is 2724


    I was wondering if it is possible to standby to the nonstop flight? If I switched, the total mileage posted would be 2779 or 2724? The cost of confirmed standby would be 75 dollars, am I right?

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. DestinationDavid
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    Does the fare you purchased list FLL and MIA as co-terminals for the purpose of stand-by? If it does, you should be able to SDC if inventory is available. If not, you likely won't be allowed to do the switch.

    If you were allowed to switch, you'd get the miles flown, not the miles you booked.

    If there is inventory available and you want to confirm your seat, it would be $75 for SDC.
     
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  3. dingalpha

    dingalpha Silver Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I am not sure about co-terminals. I will to see what will happen. Thanks again for the information!
     
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  4. DestinationDavid
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    The co-terminal information would be listed in your fare information, you'd have to dig it up.
     
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  5. malikguy

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    You may also want to make sure that your fare isn't broken. If your class of service differs on one flight to the next, then you may be required to connect in the original city (DFW). The example would be that segment 1 is booked in S and segment 2 is booked in Q. Both may show up as S online, but the fare could be broken behind the scenes. It does not happen often, but sometimes connecting flights are booked as separate one-way tickets even though they were booked all together. Something I experienced recently trying to go from MIA/IAH - IAH/DFW to MIA/DFW.
     
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  6. swag
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    Even if they are co-terminals, you have another problem. Same Day Confirmed can only be done within 12 hours of your desired flight which based on the times you posted, would be 3 hours AFTER your ticketed flight departs. So you'd have to miss your flight, then hope that SDC is offered on the redeye ; if it isn't, you might well be stuck in SEA.
     
  7. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed Gold Member

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    Or just go regular standby if the flight is otherwise open.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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  8. anabolism
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    I recently read elsewhere that one big difference between regular standby and SDCS is because the latter confirms you, you can then get added to the upgrade list for the new flights, whereas with regular standby you're not confirmed even after getting a seat, and hence can't be added to the upgrade list.

    I've stopped using regular standby unless there is no hope of an upgrade on my original flight.
     
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  9. dingalpha

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    Thanks for the new information. Never think about this problem before.
     
  10. dingalpha

    dingalpha Silver Member

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    That's my major concern.:)
     
  11. Pizzaman
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    IMO, that's the beauty of the SDC fee. It deters a lot of people from switching which generally means when I pay the fee I get an F upgrade.
     
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