Old May 21, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12 View Post
LOL. Because most of us here would rather schlep to the train station and take a 4hr train ride and/or add multiple stops to avoid flying in Y on an 8-hour flight.

Personally, what irks me about the situation is that if the flight is indeed oversold, AA will probably get away with downgrading OP and throwing a few miles at the situation. Even though AA could do much better—especially since OP caught the situation in advance.
I'm 100% the same way, but at a certain point all the additional travel becomes just as exhausting as not sleeping on a flight that's under 7 hours in the air, and I'd rather plead my case to an airport agent at DTW or an AAngel in PHL than plan on an alternative.

The MAN-EDI train option isn't the worst thing, but riding the Tube for an hour followed by a wait for a four-hour train ride sounds like a rather unpleasant journey when the OP hasn't exhausted all other options yet.
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