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Old May 12, 11, 2:44 pm
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: AUS
Programs: AA EXP/OW Emerald
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Originally Posted by mreed911 View Post
Actually, it does. You can SDS or CFC for any valid routing, connection or not... IF you have GLD or higher status.
Yup, my SO (Gold) and I do this all the time. Switching from a connection to a direct or even vice versa (!) hasn't ever been an issue (assuming there are seats). I've even been able to switch final destination to an airport within 150 miles of my original destination (elite status may have had a hand in that one though).

I imagine if you try switching to an indirect path which is not on the normal routing path you will get denied. No cheap MRs switching your DCA-ORD flight to connect via LAX.
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