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Old Jul 2, 03, 7:56 am
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YOWkid
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Join Date: Nov 2002
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I've had two different experiences with this:

a) In April, at BRU, they did not let me go standby on an earlier flight with a V ticket even though it was clear the flight was still wide open. They wanted me to cough up 25GBP. I just went to one of the BRU lounges and ate and drink as much as I could instead.

b) Last Thursday, at LHR, I arrived three and a half hours early for the 0850 flight to MAN and, holding a V ticket, asked to be put on the 0705 instead. No problem -- confirmed on the spot and put in Y (would have been good if I was crediting to DC!). So, it can be done. The gentleman was very nice and quick at doing it -- printed me a BP and told me all I needed to do was go to a business class line up and check my bags.
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