Swiss Award Standby

Old May 16, 19, 6:29 pm
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Swiss Award Standby

So I just realized I made a dumb mistake when I booked a Swiss J Award last year through Aeroplan. I booked ORD-ZUR-VIE one way for May 27 but I didn't pay attention when I ticketed the ZUR-VIE leg and booked a 21:00 flight instead of a 1:00 pm flight and now have a 13 hour layover. So I'm trying to decide my best course of action. The 1:00 pm is still available on a saver J award. I can change through Aeroplan for $150 but I was curious if Swiss let me standby for an early flight on an award ticket. I have United Sliver if that makes a difference. Thanks.
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Old May 16, 19, 11:43 pm
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You need to change your award. "Free same-day standby" as it is known in North America does not exist in Europe. LX will transport you as ticketed.
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Old May 17, 19, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by Dsnow0819 View Post
I was curious if Swiss let me standby for an early flight on an award ticket.
No chance. Only option is to rebook the ticket, unless a massive IROPS hits LX, ZRH or VIE and they need your seat on the 9pm flight. But that is very unlikely end of May and I guess not predictable at 12pm.

You might also just stay the day in ZRH and enjoy some time in the city?
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Old May 17, 19, 7:17 am
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No chance. Only option is to rebook the ticket, unless a massive IROPS hits LX, ZRH or VIE and they need your seat on the 9pm flight. But that is very unlikely end of May and I guess not predictable at 12pm.

You might also just stay the day in ZRH and enjoy some time in the city?
That's kinda what I figured.Time to call Aeroplan. Thanks for the replies.
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