Complimentary same day change...

Old Oct 24, 18, 10:13 am
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Complimentary same day change...

Checked in yesterday on an LAS - SFO flight, and noticed complimentary change to any other flight during the day. Not even standby, can just pick whatever seat I wanted, free of charge instantly. Is this something new? Or, maybe, I've never noticed this benefit before now.

Oh, they gave me the chocolates this time. By the way, keep forgetting this, as MVP G or 75K, we get a free drink? Just say, "hey, I'm XXX status, can I please have my free drink?"
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:28 am
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the same day change has been a benefit for quite a while now

The same day confirmed change fee is waived for MVP Gold Mileage Plan™ members and those traveling in the same reservation.
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/tr...flight-changes
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:30 am
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Free same day changes have always been a benefit of MVPG and 75K, as has the free drink. To get the free drink simply order a drink when the drink cart comes around, 90% of the time they already know you have status and its free, if they don't know simply tell them you are a gold.

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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:46 am
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Thanks! Ah, obviously, I don't read as much as I should....LOL
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Old Oct 24, 18, 1:42 pm
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Thanks! Ah, obviously, I don't read as much as I should....LOL
You mean you do reading other than FT?
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Old Oct 24, 18, 1:54 pm
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Enjoy while you can, with the new "Basic economy " fares it's gone.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by thepinenuts View Post
Enjoy while you can, with the new "Basic economy " fares it's gone.
Gone on those fares, at least, yes. I've not seen any indication that they plan to take away complimentary SDC from Golds (though wouldn't be surprised if that came down sometime in the future as an exclusive 75K perk.
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Old Oct 25, 18, 12:48 am
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To respond back to the original question: SDC has always (or at least for many years) been possible for all travelers, and has likewise been free for MVPG.

Probably the reason you were surprised by seeing this option is that AS only began prominently offering this as an option during OLCI in the mobile app recently (I believe in June). Before that, I would always call AS to SDC.
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Old Oct 25, 18, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by jhurwitz View Post
To respond back to the original question: SDC has always (or at least for many years) been possible for all travelers, and has likewise been free for MVPG.

Probably the reason you were surprised by seeing this option is that AS only began prominently offering this as an option during OLCI in the mobile app recently (I believe in June). Before that, I would always call AS to SDC.
It's been available in the mobile app for a few years at minimum. Maybe the UX changed to make it more conspicuous recently?
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Old Oct 25, 18, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by jsguyrus View Post

Good to see Missy back!!
Aww thanks.
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Old Oct 26, 18, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by PVDtoDEL View Post
It's been available in the mobile app for a few years at minimum. Maybe the UX changed to make it more conspicuous recently?
I have found trying to SDC on the app doesent work, or at least twice this week it told me no flights available but when I called in I had no issues changing to an earlier flight, an on the return to a later flight. So I wouldn't rely on the app.
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Old Oct 27, 18, 10:07 pm
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Just to clarify, it is not 24 hour change, it is SAME DAY.

"Your new flight must depart on the same calendar day as the original departure."

You cannot change from a 12 PM flight on Tuesday to a 6 PM flight on Monday.
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Old Oct 28, 18, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by BOB W View Post
Just to clarify, it is not 24 hour change, it is SAME DAY.

"Your new flight must depart on the same calendar day as the original departure."

You cannot change from a 12 PM flight on Tuesday to a 6 PM flight on Monday.
Looks like the red-eye exception has even been removed so truly same day only.
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Old Oct 28, 18, 11:43 pm
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Looks like the red-eye exception has even been removed so truly same day only.
That's not good...
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Old Nov 11, 18, 11:29 pm
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I recently heard from a Chat agent that same day change is possible without keeping the same connection/thru airports, contrary to posted policy. Are there known exceptions, or was that just YMMV?
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