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Old Mar 11, 12, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by cova View Post
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.

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.
I have a better rule... make "direct flights" all non-stop by definition. US seems to be the worst offender out of the majors- DCA to Rome (via PHL)...
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