Author Topic: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Miles+$  (Read 13189 times)

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No way that it could ever be worth it to fly from Syracuse
Agree, though all flights out of YYZ, BUF and ROC were cancelled or sold out. Just figured I'd keep the option open in case the driving got rough.

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Have a ticket for the summer which had a small change and want to change the origin from YYZ to ORD (and change the date a few days). Any chance I can pull this off?
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Have a ticket for the summer which had a small change and want to change the origin from YYZ to ORD (and change the date a few days). Any chance I can pull this off?
Just did this today. One of my many YYZ-JFK flights was moved up by 10 minutes. I politely told the rep that I didn't care for the new time and was able to move the reservation up by three weeks to a flight in a different class of service with a negotiated change fee of $100 CAD (vs the usual $200CAD) and even pocket the residual $50 as a voucher for future use. The rep was initially nervous that he would get in trouble, so I suggested he loop in one of his colleagues with a more "supervisory role", who made the offer.

What's the change in your reservation?

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What's the change in your reservation?

Moved back 20 minutes

Did you pay the change fee or they just deducted it from the value of the ticket?
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Moved back 20 minutes

Did you pay the change fee or they just deducted it from the value of the ticket?
I think it's worth a try, but I was sure to be extra polite and acknowledge that it wasn't an entitlement. They deducted the change fee from the value of the ticket. Since my be ticket was more than $100 cheaper than the old, I netted a refund voucher too.

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I think it's worth a try, but I was sure to be extra polite and acknowledge that it wasn't an entitlement. They deducted the change fee from the value of the ticket. Since my be ticket was more than $100 cheaper than the old, I netted a refund voucher too.
I should've booked 50 sets of these and just paid the $200 CAD change fee and traded 250 sky pesos for $84CAD
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Moved back 20 minutes
Same idea, my flight was moved up a half hour, I will try switching my stopover flight (Ex- YYZ) to a direct.

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Just called and no luck. Said it was only a difference of 15 minutes so no changes allowed.
Not sure if I'll wait till closer to and just pay the full $200CAD and have the change and hope for a change, or if I should do that now...
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Just called and no luck. Said it was only a difference of 15 minutes so no changes allowed.
Not sure if I'll wait till closer to and just pay the full $200CAD and have the change and hope for a change, or if I should do that now...
their webpage lays out the rules pretty clearly (has to be an hour later than origins itinerary and new flight has to be between on the same day and between the same cities), so not surprised. You may have better luck with a HUCA and spinning it a bit with a friendly rep, but this is definitely YMMV.

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their webpage lays out the rules pretty clearly (has to be an hour later than origins itinerary and new flight has to be between on the same day and between the same cities), so not surprised. You may have better luck with a HUCA and spinning it a bit with a friendly rep, but this is definitely YMMV.
Yeah. I'll just wait for a big change. This way you have more of a case (15 minutes is kind of silly).
And if it doesn't come I'll just take the $84 CAD.
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can you change after the flight (skipped)?

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can you change after the flight (skipped)?
Do you know if there were any IRROPS on the ticket? If not, doubtful.

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Do you know if there were any IRROPS on the ticket? If not, doubtful.
There were
(multi-hour delays during snowstorm 2 weeks ago)

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There were
(multi-hour delays during snowstorm 2 weeks ago)
Worth a try then, I'd think.

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I had two of these tickets booked from YYZ to west coast. Got email that flight was moved up by 20 min. Called and convinced rep to switch flight over to be ex-NYC direct flights the evening before at no extra charge.  8)