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Standby for earlier departure - LH Group [merged sameday standby Q&A thread]

Standby for earlier departure - LH Group [merged sameday standby Q&A thread]

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Old Jul 19, 08, 11:20 pm
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This is probably a dumb question, but I have a UA PNR SFO-FRA-GVA-FRA-SFO. SFO-FRA is on UA, FRA-GVA is on LH. If I get to GVA early for my return, will LH let me standby on an earlier flight? I know once I get to FRA UA will let me fly standby.
Not a dumb question at all. However in my limited experience with LH, they do not allow stand-by. North American airlines seem to allow this, while European airlines (such as BA) do not, unfortunately.
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Old Jul 19, 08, 11:28 pm
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Moving this to the LH forum where the locals there may have the answer.

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Old Jul 19, 08, 11:58 pm
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I would say you are not very much in luck with this... on the other hand it's an "I" class ticket which is pretty flexible !

Last week in ZRH the LX lady just changed me onto an earlier flight and that it was

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Old Jul 20, 08, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
I would say you are not very much in luck with this... on the other hand it's an "I" class ticket which is pretty flexible !

Last week in ZRH the LX lady just changed me onto an earlier flight and that it was

Gotta love LX
Yes, it´s also my experience, that LX is often willing to change to an earlier flight than LH.
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Old Jul 20, 08, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
I would say you are not very much in luck with this... on the other hand it's an "I" class ticket which is pretty flexible !..
Where does it state that?

And if it was an I class booking then it is definite NO. As it is a UA ticket, hence MP rules apply, and MP rules state that for a *A award, there are absolutely no changes after travel commenced (with the exception of UA segments trailing the last *A partner segment).
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Old Jul 20, 08, 2:07 am
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Where does it state that?

And if it was an I class booking then it is definite NO. As it is a UA ticket, hence MP rules apply, and MP rules state that for a *A award, there are absolutely no changes after travel commenced (with the exception of UA segments trailing the last *A partner segment).
"I" class is pretty flexible because they often have availability open, while S,T and the like are usually gone on departure day !

Sure the fare rules are there... but if the agent doesnt care like in my case the better it is
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Old Jul 20, 08, 3:57 am
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Where does the OP state which booking class / bucket he is booked in ???
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Old Jul 20, 08, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
...on the other hand it's an "I" class ticket which is pretty flexible !

Originally Posted by weero View Post
Where does it state that?
Ditto
Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
"I" class is pretty flexible
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Where does the OP state which booking class / bucket he is booked in ???
Again ditto

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Old Jul 20, 08, 10:35 am
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The OP has now added fare class to save you all from arguing.
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Old Jul 20, 08, 10:55 am
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no stand by at all (only in very very very rare exceptions people managed to get this somehow) the policy is rebooking is possible according to the farerules....
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Old Jul 20, 08, 3:55 pm
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The OP has now added fare class to save you all from arguing.
Yes, and "W" is nowhere near to "I" !
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Old Jul 20, 08, 8:23 pm
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Where does the OP state which booking class / bucket he is booked in ???


You are right
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Old Jul 20, 08, 11:19 pm
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no stand by at all (only in very very very rare exceptions people managed to get this somehow) the policy is rebooking is possible according to the farerules....
My experience too. The only time LH will book you onto an earlier flight is if it helps them meaning they are oversold on the later flight that you are originally booked on. Only in those cases have I been offered to go onto an earlier flight without reboking fee or anything like that.
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Old Jul 21, 08, 7:45 am
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My experience too. The only time LH will book you onto an earlier flight is if it helps them meaning they are oversold on the later flight that you are originally booked on. Only in those cases have I been offered to go onto an earlier flight without reboking fee or anything like that.
uhm no experience at all here at the gate since i dont fly on normal fares

but knowledge from work it is since i work at the miles and more / lh hotline.
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Old Jul 23, 08, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
"I" class is pretty flexible because they often have availability open, while S,T and the like are usually gone on departure day !

Sure the fare rules are there... but if the agent doesnt care like in my case the better it is
The OP is riding W ... many stated before.

But even before the edit, there was no beep of 'I' class.
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