Same Day standby question

Old Aug 23, 20, 10:44 pm
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Same Day standby question

I booked a P class fare YYZ-FRA-ZRH. YYZ-FRA is AC and FRA-ZRH is LH.

On the day of departure, am I able to stand by for the direct YYZ-ZRH flight and if so am I higher on the priority list than people trying to upgrade to J?
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Old Aug 24, 20, 10:17 am
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it is possible but they really struggle with this. Maybe with Amadeus it will be easier. Having the LH flight messes it up for them.
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Old Aug 24, 20, 11:45 am
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It was never a technical issue. It's a policy issue.
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Old Aug 24, 20, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
It was never a technical issue. It's a policy issue.
The policy being that it's not allowed?
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Old Aug 24, 20, 12:18 pm
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The policy being that it's not allowed?
Yes.
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Old Aug 26, 20, 4:31 pm
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Interesting. I've seen folks traveling from XXX-YYZ-YUL stand by for XXX-YUL without issue. I'll have to check what the actual policy is in this case!
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Old Aug 26, 20, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by GS4ACUSA View Post
Interesting. I've seen folks traveling from XXX-YYZ-YUL stand by for XXX-YUL without issue. I'll have to check what the actual policy is in this case!
But that's all AC metal.

AC expected the money for a XXX-YUL fare, and they receive it all either way.

For YYZ-FRA-ZRH, LH expects some money.

There's nothing stopping AC from lifting the first coupon and throwing you on YYZ-ZRH (and it happens all the time in IRROPS), but I suspect the accounting becomes a mess.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 6:27 pm
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YYZ-YOW same day earlier standby?

I have an Air Canada (Sky Regional) Aeroplan X class flight booked next week. Can same day earlier flights between YYZ/YOW be taken free (subject to availability) and arranged at the airport counter?

i recall when I flew from SYD-SFO-YYZ once on aeroplan, the SFO-YYZ portion was Air Canada and I arrived earlier from Sydney than planned. I simply paid a fee at the AC counter...$100 bucks or something...and they moved me to the earlier SFO-YYZ AC flight without Having to deal with any Aeroplan call centre shenanigans. Hoping I can do something similar in Ottawa and I know the same day airport change fee is zero for tor/ott flights.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by marktwothousand View Post
I have an Air Canada (Sky Regional) Aeroplan X class flight booked next week. Can same day earlier flights between YYZ/YOW be taken free (subject to availability) and arranged at the airport counter?

i recall when I flew from SYD-SFO-YYZ once on aeroplan, the SFO-YYZ portion was Air Canada and I arrived earlier from Sydney than planned. I simply paid a fee at the AC counter...$100 bucks or something...and they moved me to the earlier SFO-YYZ AC flight without Having to deal with any Aeroplan call centre shenanigans. Hoping I can do something similar in Ottawa and I know the same day airport change fee is zero for tor/ott flights.
Not sure about reward bookings but when you do online check-in youíll likely be given options for confirmed same day change (for a fee) or possibly free standby for an earlier flight (as this is a rapidair route). There should be no need to go to the airport to do this in advance.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by marktwothousand View Post
I have an Air Canada (Sky Regional) Aeroplan X class flight booked next week. Can same day earlier flights between YYZ/YOW be taken free (subject to availability) and arranged at the airport counter?

i recall when I flew from SYD-SFO-YYZ once on aeroplan, the SFO-YYZ portion was Air Canada and I arrived earlier from Sydney than planned. I simply paid a fee at the AC counter...$100 bucks or something...and they moved me to the earlier SFO-YYZ AC flight without Having to deal with any Aeroplan call centre shenanigans. Hoping I can do something similar in Ottawa and I know the same day airport change fee is zero for tor/ott flights.
standby should be free at the airport for the rapidair triangle (yyz yow and yul)

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...s-service.html
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Old Aug 31, 20, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by YEG USER View Post
Not sure about reward bookings but when you do online check-in youíll likely be given options for confirmed same day change (for a fee) or possibly free standby for an earlier flight (as this is a rapidair route). There should be no need to go to the airport to do this in advance.
for real?? Is this something new? Thatís awesome!
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Old Aug 31, 20, 2:57 am
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Standby on Rapidair has always had some options presented during OLCI. It's better now, but not entirely new.
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