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Old Sep 17, 18, 6:55 pm
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flight change advice

I am flying from STL to DTW then on the CDG. The DTW to CDG flight is on AF plane, which is a delta codeshare.
I would like to arrive from STL to DTW earlier to give more cushion prior to my DTW to CDG flight.
There are numerous earlier flights.
What is the best way to do this?
Call and change first leg?
Can i do a standby confirmed flight if this is a prelude to a codeshare international flight?

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Thanks for the advice.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 6:58 pm
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If there was a schedule change then you should be able to make a reasonable change for free. Otherwise call and see if you get a sympathetic agent. Luck of the draw. And status might help.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:01 pm
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What is the date of your flight? Domestic to international is really no big deal (basically the same as domestic to domestic). There a later DTW-AMS flight through early November in the off chance you miss the CDG flight.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 12:46 am
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There is no SDS/SDC when there's remaining international flights to be flown in PNR.

You might get lucky at airport getting on earlier. However phone agents won't be able to do it.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
There is no SDS/SDC when there's remaining international flights to be flown in PNR.

You might get lucky at airport getting on earlier. However phone agents won't be able to do it.
Phone agents can do it, it's just hard to get them to do it. They changed my father's MCO-ATL segment on a MCO-ATL-JNB itinerary to a few hours later (reducing the layover time) when I called to ask about it. I wasn't expecting it, but we appreciated it. Phone agents are unlikely to make this kind of a change for free absent a schedule change (even with status), but it isn't impossible.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by Billy Mumphrey View Post
Phone agents can do it, it's just hard to get them to do it. They changed my father's MCO-ATL segment on a MCO-ATL-JNB itinerary to a few hours later (reducing the layover time) when I called to ask about it. I wasn't expecting it, but we appreciated it. Phone agents are unlikely to make this kind of a change for free absent a schedule change (even with status), but it isn't impossible.
While possible technically, reality is that 99% agent will refuse. Also once you check bags in it does become impossible for phone agents to do SDC.
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