Flight Change Question (Business)

Old Nov 28, 16, 3:12 pm
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Flight Change Question (Business)

This is a QF flight operated by AA. There isn't much traffic on the Qantas forum.

We were emailed of a flight change on our LAX - SYD trip, which would cause us to miss our connection in AKL. 4/7/17 departure, 4/18/17 return.

QF3226 LAX - AKL (Operated by AA flight AA83)
QF144 AKL - SYD
QF309 LAX - SYD (Operated by AA72)


They offered us QF12 which is a direct LAX - SYD, but we asked for QF310 (Operated by AA flight AA73). I've checked expert flyer and I fare class shows 0, every other fare shows 9.

Do we have any argument here to get the flight we want QF310 instead of QF12 due to the airline changing the departure time? We like the AA metal better, but booking this way was about $2500 cheaper.

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Old Nov 28, 16, 3:34 pm
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If QF12 is an A380 still, I'd go with QF12 and seats in row 12 (forward Business minicabin - 18 people). Lie flat seats (the center pair offers all aisle access), with the lounge and snack bar forward and lavs immediately aft. Quiet, pleasant, good service.

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Old Nov 28, 16, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Dthorne1918 View Post
This is a QF flight operated by AA. There isn't much traffic on the Qantas forum.

We were emailed of a flight change on our LAX - SYD trip, which would cause us to miss our connection in AKL. 4/7/17 departure, 4/18/17 return.

QF3226 LAX - AKL (Operated by AA flight AA83)
QF144 AKL - SYD
QF309 LAX - SYD (Operated by AA72)


They offered us QF12 which is a direct LAX - SYD, but we asked for QF310 (Operated by AA flight AA73). I've checked expert flyer and I fare class shows 0, every other fare shows 9.

Do we have any argument here to get the flight we want QF310 instead of QF12 due to the airline changing the departure time? We like the AA metal better, but booking this way was about $2500 cheaper.

Thanks
I am not sure what you mean by "argument." AA could choose not to acommodate you if it wishes, but it appears from your post that you have not yet asked.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 5:59 pm
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The "argument" is I paid for a certain flight, and it was changed. I should be able to choose either flight QF12 or QF310 with the amount of money I'm paying.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Dthorne1918 View Post
The "argument" is I paid for a certain flight, and it was changed. I should be able to choose either flight QF12 or QF310 with the amount of money I'm paying.
Which fare class are you booked under?

The "argument" is if you paid for I and there's no I on you preferred flight but was on their proffered one, it suffices for your travel plans, you may not get what you want.

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Old Nov 29, 16, 8:54 am
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Did you book through QF or through AA?
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Old Dec 1, 16, 2:25 pm
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Did you book through QF or through AA?
Sounds like through QF if AA73 is being marketed as QF310. There may not be much—if anything—that AA can do here.
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