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Best Way to "Miss" or "Cancel" a Basic Economy Flight

Best Way to "Miss" or "Cancel" a Basic Economy Flight

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Old Jan 9, 19, 10:47 am
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I have personally been called by DL as a courtesy when I was accidentally double booked. They asked me which flight I wanted to keep as I couldnít keep both.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
[left]Your concern should be having 2 flights booked around the same time. If the other flight is non DL then you will be ok but if both flights are with DL they could cancel one or both of them.
this is theoretically possible but I don't think this has actually happened to anyone (flying DL at least). would not worry about this at all.

if you had two tickets for the same flight, that would be a different matter.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 4:51 pm
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Iíve been in a situation similar to this.

Had a schedule change at work which resulted in having to change my flight to later in the day. It was cheaper to no show then to pay the change fee on the flight.

no issues. Skipped the morning flight and took the later one
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:17 pm
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At some point if one habitually no-shows on returns, Delta might take action. But infrequent occurrences are very low risk. As was suggested upthread, once you've flown the outbound Basic flight, you could cancel the return online. If you don't, the GA will have no problem assigning a standby to your space on the plane. A certain amount of no-shows is part of the overbooking formula the airlines seek to optimize. Standby lists are often long when I look on the app around boarding time (though I gather much of that is really just other BE passengers waiting for seat assignments, others are true standbys).
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by RaflW View Post
At some point if one habitually no-shows on returns, Delta might take action. But infrequent occurrences are very low risk. As was suggested upthread, once you've flown the outbound Basic flight, you could cancel the return online. If you don't, the GA will have no problem assigning a standby to your space on the plane. A certain amount of no-shows is part of the overbooking formula the airlines seek to optimize. Standby lists are often long when I look on the app around boarding time (though I gather much of that is really just other BE passengers waiting for seat assignments, others are true standbys).
If you just don't check in for the flight, by T-30, the GA will know you won't be on the flight and can give away your seat when he/she starts to clears standbys and assign seats to those without seat assignments.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
FYI change of air carrier from mainline to regional or vice versa or from one regional to another gives you a right to a refund.
Really? That's interesting. Does it give you the right to rebook to another flight that is mainline?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by NoStressHere View Post
Welcome to Flyertalk. Best advice is just to no-show. If you call to cancel, you are then subject to repricing as a one way ticket which could be very expensive.

Side note - all that other stuff about business, a totally different flight, etc really has nothing to do with the question or any answers.
thanks, editor in chief.

Often OPís lack sufficient detail to properly make an informed response. This was a good example where seemingly superfluous info did provide context to those who responded.

But hey no stress right?
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