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Old Mar 11, 12, 10:29 pm
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cova
 
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This happens all the time. Most Flyertalker's would plan to take an earlier flight not the direct flight number. But it the is the way it is.

I think the FAA should make a rule, that for direct flights - if the originating flight is late, then the change of aircraft flight must be held. Otherwise the airline would be heavily fined.

Bottom line - airlines should not be allowed to have marketed - direct flights.

Originally Posted by mduell View Post
They have passengers connecting from many other flights; it generally doesn't make sense to hold the plane for connecting passengers regardless of flight number.
But if the same aircraft were used for the first segment - then it would be delayed and all the other passengers would be delayed anyway.

Last edited by iluv2fly; Mar 11, 12 at 10:42 pm Reason: merge
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