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Same Day Flight Change or Standby Possible on AA Booked/Codeshare?

Same Day Flight Change or Standby Possible on AA Booked/Codeshare?

Old Feb 1, 20, 12:07 pm
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Same Day Flight Change or Standby Possible on AA Booked/Codeshare?

Hello -
Have a LAX - MNL booked flight via American Airlines. Connection in Tokyo to Manilla via JAL. On our return flight home, the first leg, MNL to HND is at 23:45pm. There are two "better" flights for us earlier that day to NRT. In a perfect world we are looking for a few extra hours for a proper overnight stopover in Tokyo.

I called AA, they confirmed fare difference to either of the earlier flights on the same day was only $20 per passenger, but after service fees and charges it was just a mere $2000 to make the change. Woah!

Curious if I have any chance of arriving to MNL early, heading to the JAL counters and attempt to make a same day flight change for a minimal fee (ie not $2000)? If it helps, I am AA ExecPlat/Emerald status, one of the features is "priority wait-listing" but not familiar with JAL wait-listing policy's and fees. We will have checked luggage and we are aware we would need to get our luggage from NRT to HND.

Any help or insight on possibilities would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Old Feb 1, 20, 1:07 pm
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This is an AA issued ticket, JL will just direct you to AA ticketing for changes.
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Old Feb 1, 20, 10:59 pm
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JL won’t touch the ticket to make voluntary changes unless there is an IRROPS situation. So, no such voluntary changes are allowed.
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Old Feb 2, 20, 11:27 pm
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JL won’t touch the ticket to make voluntary changes unless there is an IRROPS situation. So, no such voluntary changes are allowed.
Appreciate the response!
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Old Feb 3, 20, 12:10 am
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Simply keep lookingfor award space on the "better flights" (daily or every other hour).
If something opens up, call AA to snap it up. Award change fees will apply if you aren't exempt from them.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Simply keep lookingfor award space on the "better flights" (daily or every other hour).
If something opens up, call AA to snap it up. Award change fees will apply if you aren't exempt from them.
OP is not holding an award ticket
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Old Feb 3, 20, 6:38 am
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Damn....totally missed that.
So, $2000 to change the cash ticket.
No hope on that one.
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