Switch to BWI-MIA-SFO instead of BWI-JFK-SFO?

 
Old Sep 24, 06, 7:29 pm
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Switch to BWI-MIA-SFO instead of BWI-JFK-SFO?

Currently I'm book BWI-JFK-SFO 4541/85 later this week.

I'd really like to angle for BWI-MIA-SFO 2443/367 to earn a few extra EQM. It departs about 1 hour later than the former.

Unfortunately, changing the ticket would be a $TooMuch at this time.

Any thoughts on how I could potentially get this arrangement changed?

One clue that I did find was that the JFK-SFO seat map is completely full. Could I ask them to bump me to MIA-SFO instead at BWI?
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Old Sep 24, 06, 8:05 pm
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Was in BWI last week.

The ticket counter when I was there about 1pm was one First Class line and maybe one in coach and two in the self-service bag check area.

They really did not look like they had a lot of people to make changes at the ticket counter ..

MIA-SFo is three nonstop 757SlaveShips and a one-stop Slaver.

Whereas you appear to be on a 763 (1:55pm Eagle to JFK).

I would think the BWI people would not be willing to route you via MIA since they are not in control of the JFK-SFO flight (why would BWI care if JFK will have an oversold flight).

Me . I would probably take the Eagle to JFK and see what they do there .. there is a 5:55pm flight JFK-SFO that might be a good fallback for a bump on the earlier one ..

I would also probably prefer to tranfer at JFK rather than MIA .. but YMMV.

Tho it never hurts to ASK ....
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Old Sep 25, 06, 11:11 am
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There is noting you can do until at least 3 hours before flight time. This page on aa.com details the "Same-Day Travel Changes Program."

http://www.aa.com/content/utility/sameDayTravel.jhtml

For a $25 fee you can get a same-day standy-by confirmed over the phone, assuming space available. Alternatively you can also ask to go standby on another flight at no cost when you are at the airport.
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Old Sep 25, 06, 11:52 am
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I was booked DFW-STL-DCA and was looking for a few more miles and jsut went to the check in agent and he offered me JFK or MIA no problem. Turned out not to be worth it and I stayed with STL but either way they didn't seem to care at that point
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Old Sep 29, 06, 1:44 pm
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Just to wrap up on this, the very nice agent at the First Class line at the check-in counter at BWI did this with ease. So now I'm going BWI-MIA-SFO instead of BWI-JFK-SFO.

That's a good thing as I get 500 more miles, and avoid the T9-T8 transfer (JFK-SFO would've been from the evil Gate 4x). I'd prefer not to have to declare my fluids all over again.

Unfortunately, it looks like BWI-MIA is running 10+ minutes late - which puts my transfer at 30minutes or less at MIA. I have a bad feeling about this - would hate to be stuck at MIA overnight!
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