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Old Apr 27, 17, 11:01 am
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If you get processed into F/J, you are in the wrong inventory category to do a same-day flight change, and you actually (usually) have to call to be moved into the E bucket.

YMMV, but SDFC only usually works original class of service to original class of service. I have been upgraded on both flights, but it's not the norm.
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Old Apr 27, 17, 11:12 am
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Agents aren't suppose to put u on standby list.

Originally Posted by crazcarl View Post
The earlier flight I want to get on the standby list is not showing up online (seats are available and it meets the other requirements). I called and asked on twitter for them to do it for me and was denied in both ways saying it had to be done at the airport.

Is this new maybe?
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Old Apr 27, 17, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by AAExecPlatFlier View Post
Agents aren't suppose to put u on standby list.
I don't understand. Reading this thread everyone is saying that the website never works and call or use twitter. Are they referencing something other than being put on the standby list (like a confirmed change)?
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Old Apr 27, 17, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Kreative03 View Post
...and you actually (usually) have to call to be moved into the E bucket.
Which I'm convinced doesn't exist.
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Old Apr 27, 17, 4:20 pm
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Does a mileage upgrade award already applied to Y ticket allow you to be eligible for same day standby in J? Or still the same situation as stickers/complimentary upgrades?
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Old Apr 28, 17, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by crazcarl View Post
I don't understand. Reading this thread everyone is saying that the website never works and call or use twitter. Are they referencing something other than being put on the standby list (like a confirmed change)?
Yeah, they're talking about same day flight changes. The wiki above talks about the differences.
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Old Apr 28, 17, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by crazcarl View Post
I don't understand. Reading this thread everyone is saying that the website never works and call or use twitter. Are they referencing something other than being put on the standby list (like a confirmed change)?
This thread is for confirmed change (at least I thought it was...).
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Old Apr 28, 17, 8:48 am
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Ok thanks guys.
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Old Apr 28, 17, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Time traveller View Post
How long has AA allowed SDC in First? I remember calling several times in the past and being told it is only for economy class.

I have used SDC changes to my United itinerary in F, but always thought it would be nice if it was available on AA as well.
Started flying AA back in October. They've allowed them since that point at least.
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Old Apr 30, 17, 3:58 pm
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I was able to SDC with a booking in First during 2015.
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Old May 9, 17, 5:46 am
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I keep receiving a message "Our system is having trouble." when I try to make a SDC on the website.
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Old May 10, 17, 3:45 am
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Question

Doing a quick Y milesaver to NRT. AA scheduled me Friday evening from MIA-DFW, and then a Saturday DFW-NRT flight. Am I allowed to do a same day CFC (or standby) on the MIA-DFW segment so that I can get to DFW earlier?
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Old May 10, 17, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by jmr50 View Post
I keep receiving a message "Our system is having trouble." when I try to make a SDC on the website.
I ALWAYS* receive that message. The Twitter team can make the change.

*Ok, not every time, but enough that I rarely even try to do it myself anymore.
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Old May 10, 17, 12:37 pm
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SDFC for later flight

Hi all,

Does anyone have any advice on how to do SDFC for later flights? Is it possible to request SDFC for later flights using twitter or calling in or does it have to be done at the airport? I've never been able to do SDFC using AA.com so I consider that as out of the question.

Thanks!
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Old May 10, 17, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by kalbear View Post
Hi all,

Does anyone have any advice on how to do SDFC for later flights? Is it possible to request SDFC for later flights using twitter or calling in or does it have to be done at the airport? I've never been able to do SDFC using AA.com so I consider that as out of the question.

Thanks!
I don't believe it would be feasible to SDFC via Twitter if it requires a charge to be collected.

The SDFC function has largely been automated and most SDFC offers that reservations representatives or airport agents can provide are the same ones that AA.com will offer, so it's unlikely that they would be able to offer anything more if the website doesn't turn up any options.

If available, it's the same as using SDFC to an earlier flight.
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