Schedule Change: How much can I get out of this?

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  1. Up&Away

    Up&Away Silver Member

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    I recently found out that my AUS-DFW-MCO flight next month had a schedule change. Connection time in DFW went from 8:15a-9:45a to 8:15a-9:25a. Normally this would be a good thing and I wouldn't look further. However, I stumbled upon an ACT-DFW-MCO flight with better times that I would much rather have - for $40 less/ticket than I paid for the AUS flight. (ACT is hometown airport, very small so easy to get through, no parking fees, etc.) Is there any chance of leveraging the schedule change to change flights to ACT? This is all booked in Q.
     
  2. deant
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    Since it is only a 20 minute change, you are out of luck in trying to get things changed - unless, of course, you are VERY LUCKY in getting a cooperative agent. I know my wife and I have had a couple of schedule changes on a flight to Hawaii (LAX - HNL - KOA) with the HNL - KOA being HA codeshare, and since the change was not over 2 hours they would not make a change to a better connection.
     
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    Thanks. I knew it wasn't much, but since I've found these other flights I thought I'd ask if there was any chance of changing.
     
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    It certainly won't hurt to ask -- just expect nothing, and don't push it if they say no :)
     
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    You might have better luck putting the ACT-DFW-MCO flights on hold, and seeing if they will cancel the AUS-DFW-MCO flights outright.
     
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    What you can get out of this is 20 extra minutes in DFW.
     
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