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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4560 on: November 01, 2023, 11:41:58 AM »
When using points to book a ticket, do all airlines allow changes and cancellations until the last minute?
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4561 on: November 01, 2023, 12:45:33 PM »
When using points to book a ticket, do all airlines allow changes and cancellations until the last minute?
No, not all. US Airlines generally let you cancel until the plane leaves the gate, but other airlines can range from $5.60 to $100 for changes/cancellation. Which airline are you trying to book?

Edit: found an OMAAT article with most cancellation policies
https://onemileatatime.com/guides/airline-award-ticket-fees/
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4562 on: November 01, 2023, 12:58:20 PM »
No, not all. US Airlines generally let you cancel until the plane leaves the gate, but other airlines can range from $5.60 to $100 for changes/cancellation. Which airline are you trying to book?
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Even then there are basic economy mileage fares (at least delta i know has)

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4563 on: November 01, 2023, 03:39:02 PM »
Even then there are basic economy mileage fares (at least delta i know has)
Only Delta

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4564 on: November 06, 2023, 11:51:32 PM »
If a United airlines flight is sold out in a certain fare class and there are 3 month's until the flight, can I safely assume the fare class will come back?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4565 on: November 06, 2023, 11:55:48 PM »
Even then there are basic economy mileage fares (at least delta i know has)
Delta BE fares are also cancelable till departure, despite website seemingly stating otherwise. Have done it successfully many times.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4566 on: November 07, 2023, 03:24:48 AM »
If a United airlines flight is sold out in a certain fare class and there are 3 month's until the flight, can I safely assume the fare class will come back?
Complicated question as many fares pull the same inventory
Also you didn't specify which fare and how competitive of a market

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4567 on: November 07, 2023, 04:01:19 PM »
Can a book another person with my Frontier Discount Den fare if I will not be flying along?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4568 on: November 07, 2023, 04:55:45 PM »
Can a book another person with my Frontier Discount Den fare if I will not be flying along?
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4569 on: November 07, 2023, 11:20:30 PM »
No
Even if I book a ticket for myself (discount den member) on same itinerary  as them Just I don't show up? Why wouldn't that work?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4570 on: November 07, 2023, 11:25:51 PM »
Even if I book a ticket for myself (discount den member) on same itinerary  as them Just I don't show up? Why wouldn't that work?
That will likely work, but you may get audited.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4571 on: November 12, 2023, 11:19:16 AM »
FFN can be changed at the gate if looking to get ground benefits from one program and credit miles to another. But once a segment was flown, can the FFN generally be changed for the remainder of the segments?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4572 on: November 17, 2023, 06:08:36 AM »
We have flights scheduled to go out United on Dec. 17 to TLV (return on Dec 30th).  So far United has consistently canceled flights as they get closer. We got the tickets through Capital One Venture points. I am weighing canceling the flights now and rebooking on ELAL (not cheap) or waiting for United to cancel and rebook later.  Who knows they may still fly.  We have an add on with Capital One for canceling for any reason.  It only provides 80% Refund ($4,869.99 / 486,999 miles) of your ticket cost back to our points system I suppose or 100% United Credit ($6,087.48 / 608,748 miles) of your ticket cost only to be used within the next year. I am assuming that if United cancels the flight we get 100% back not as United credit, but I can't tell. Can someone help me weigh waiting for United to cancel as opposed to preempting it and taking the 80% and rebooking with ELAL.  I can't see us using the united points within a year since we don't fly that much.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4573 on: November 17, 2023, 02:19:35 PM »
We have flights scheduled to go out United on Dec. 17 to TLV (return on Dec 30th). 
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Can someone help me weigh waiting for United to cancel as opposed to preempting it and taking the 80% and rebooking with ELAL.  I can't see us using the united points within a year since we don't fly that much.  Thanks in advance.
What benefit do you get from cancelling?  You get  your points back and you'll use them to book on Elal?
If United cancels and you get 100% back, can you then book on Elal?  Will the price be higher then?  Will  it be 20% higher? If not,for sure, wait.  If yes, it's your gamble.
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4574 on: December 06, 2023, 04:42:45 PM »
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/THY4

Does it make sense that the flight left just a few minutes late and arriving almost 4 hours late, or something wrong this this flight tracking?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4575 on: December 06, 2023, 05:13:02 PM »
can I place  a car seat in united polaris 767-400?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4576 on: December 07, 2023, 10:59:13 PM »
Can i check a bag through from VS to BA in LHR? Or do I have to clear Customs, collect bag, and recheck it?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4577 on: December 10, 2023, 03:51:25 PM »
Can i check a bag through from VS to BA in LHR? Or do I have to clear Customs, collect bag, and recheck it?

BA and VS partner with each other on cash bookings, could very well be they will end all the way through

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4578 on: December 10, 2023, 07:12:57 PM »
For vs,ly connecting flights sold together on priceline
will i recieve boarding pass for 2nd flight and interlined baggage etc
and will other carrier take responsibilty for first delayed flight?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4579 on: December 10, 2023, 08:10:02 PM »
For vs,ly connecting flights sold together on priceline
will i recieve boarding pass for 2nd flight and interlined baggage etc
and will other carrier take responsibilty for first delayed flight?
Yes