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Priority Reservation Waitlist-real world experience needed

Priority Reservation Waitlist-real world experience needed

Old Feb 8, 14, 9:07 am
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Priority Reservation Waitlist-real world experience needed

I'm on a Latitude (B) ticket YLW-YVR next week. I want to get home on any one of three earlier flights that day, all sold out (Y0).

When I phoned to be added to the Priority Reservation Waitlist, after some time on hold, I was told that I would get an e-mail if space opened up, but that I would have to call in to confirm.

Are they doing this right?

If not, what should I tell the agents to help guide them through the process?

Thaks all.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:21 am
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the reason they do that is people used to change their minds then complain because they were cancelled off their original reservations without any option of taking it or not. That is why if you are cleared off the waitlist you have to confirm you still want the new flight then they will cancel you off the old one.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:53 am
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Seems like a good excuse for a EF account and just put a watch to see if Y opens up and call and make the change

Well worth the $9
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Old Feb 8, 14, 10:11 am
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I'd put EF flight alerts in already.

I'm curious to find out who might notify me first.
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Old Feb 11, 14, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by BlueMilk View Post
I'd put EF flight alerts in already.

I'm curious to find out who might notify me first.
...and the winner is--you guessed it--ExpertFlyer.
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Old Feb 11, 14, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by BlueMilk View Post
...and the winner is--you guessed it--ExpertFlyer.
So what good is the perk if an EF alert is going to win every time?
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Old Feb 11, 14, 11:12 pm
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Hard to say really.

They did call me to offer me the alternate booking.

I missed the call and had to phone reservations back. That was a bit of a gong show. Though helpful, the agent was incredulous I had four reservations that day. Took 20 minutes.
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