Flight change in W fare class

Old Oct 11, 14, 3:27 pm
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Flight change in W fare class

Flying SLC-JFK-CDG-BOM-CDG-DTW-SLC and international legs are DL ticket but AF metal in W premium economy class.

Due to a schedule change, my 2h layover in DTW is reduced to 35 min. With GE and no checked bags, I could perhaps make it through customs in time, but I'm not in the mood to take that chance.

Anyhow, with the flight still 3 months away in Jan, should I hold out and see if schedule changes again, or should I change flights? I'm on the last DTW-SLC of the day, so I would have to change an international leg. If I do this and change to non AF metal, will I book into Y and lose the W? Or, is there a chance they would book me into J? Wishful thinking, I know, but I thought I would ask.
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Old Oct 11, 14, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Profchemnerd View Post
Flying SLC-JFK-CDG-BOM-CDG-DTW-SLC and international legs are DL ticket but AF metal in W premium economy class.

Due to a schedule change, my 2h layover in DTW is reduced to 35 min. With GE and no checked bags, I could perhaps make it through customs in time, but I'm not in the mood to take that chance.

Anyhow, with the flight still 3 months away in Jan, should I hold out and see if schedule changes again, or should I change flights? I'm on the last DTW-SLC of the day, so I would have to change an international leg. If I do this and change to non AF metal, will I book into Y and lose the W? Or, is there a chance they would book me into J? Wishful thinking, I know, but I thought I would ask.
Y, no chance for J.
That's actually true also when delta reschedules a AF W to a DL flight due to change. Automatically rebooked in Y, need to make sure to be booked on another W.
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Old Oct 11, 14, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Profchemnerd View Post
Flying SLC-JFK-CDG-BOM-CDG-DTW-SLC and international legs are DL ticket but AF metal in W premium economy class.

Due to a schedule change, my 2h layover in DTW is reduced to 35 min. With GE and no checked bags, I could perhaps make it through customs in time, but I'm not in the mood to take that chance.

Anyhow, with the flight still 3 months away in Jan, should I hold out and see if schedule changes again, or should I change flights? I'm on the last DTW-SLC of the day, so I would have to change an international leg. If I do this and change to non AF metal, will I book into Y and lose the W? Or, is there a chance they would book me into J? Wishful thinking, I know, but I thought I would ask.
The trouble with waiting is that other options available today might not be available later to fix the 35 minute connection.

Try searching airfrance.us and see what one-way premium economy options exist for your travel date. By looking at the one-way CDG-SLC options, you'll have the information you need to ask for the option you'd prefer when speaking with Delta about your ticket.
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Old Oct 11, 14, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Profchemnerd View Post
Anyhow, with the flight still 3 months away in Jan, should I hold out and see if schedule changes again, or should I change flights? I'm on the last DTW-SLC of the day, so I would have to change an international leg. If I do this and change to non AF metal, will I book into Y and lose the W? Or, is there a chance they would book me into J? Wishful thinking, I know, but I thought I would ask.
I would change flights now (or soon). W seats can be hard to get close in, since there are so few options. If the schedule changes again, you can change your flights again.

As mentioned above, W will be rebooked to the coach cabin if no W cabin is available (and you should receive a partial refund). You might be able to get rebooked into Y/B/M and then use miles to upgrade to J assuming you get a good agent and can find availability, but I wouldn't count on it. Try to find other options with a W cabin. Besides AF, you could possibly look at a VS routing (JFK-LHR-BOM).
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Old Oct 11, 14, 9:14 pm
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I was able to rebook onto BOM-CDG-JFK-SLC. Actually worked out well as the new route is a few more MQM, and now I get to fly on the A380 both directions for the TATL.
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Old Oct 12, 14, 7:21 am
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and now I get to fly on the A380 both directions for the TATL.
Awesome! We booked an itinerary a couple years ago specifically to be able to get the upper level W seats on the AF A380 While I was sleeping, apparently my husband was sweet talking flight attendants into giving him tours of the business & first class sections
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