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Check Your UA Itineraries for Schedule Changes and what to do after one

Old Mar 24, 2024, 11:52 am
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Flying UA870 SYD-SFO next week and trans-Pacific 777s have suffered cancellations recently. If this happens to my flight, what can I expect United to do for me?
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Old Mar 24, 2024, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by John Darcy
Flying UA870 SYD-SFO next week and trans-Pacific 777s have suffered cancellations recently. If this happens to my flight, what can I expect United to do for me?
Nothing

They will get you on the next available UA flight from SYD, they may also look for SYD-(BNE/MEL/AKL/CHC)-SFO options. If this is a paid ticket & with some persistence you can probably get them to re-route you on QF, assuming there are no seats on UA metal flights available.
UA will also pay hotels/meals as appropriate assuming the cancellation is 'controllable' (which most of them are on this route).
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Old Mar 24, 2024, 4:50 pm
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SYD-LAX/IAH-SFO should also be options.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 8:49 pm
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Bit of a niche question, but if I’m looking to fly MCI-ORD/DEN-EU toward the end of the year, is there a sense of whether the domestic segment from MCI to ORD or DEN is more prone to a schedule change?
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by unitedwildcat
Bit of a niche question, but if I’m looking to fly MCI-ORD/DEN-EU toward the end of the year, is there a sense of whether the domestic segment from MCI to ORD or DEN is more prone to a schedule change?
I don't know the answer specifically there, but what I do to guess is check next month's frequencies for each route against the frequencies of the month you're booking. Whichever route is farther away in frequencies is more likely to have the timings changed.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje
I don't know the answer specifically there, but what I do to guess is check next month's frequencies for each route against the frequencies of the month you're booking. Whichever route is farther away in frequencies is more likely to have the timings changed.
It may be too late for my brain to function properly (usually what happens when I open up FT in bed) but what do you mean by which route is farther away in frequencies?
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by unitedwildcat
It may be too late for my brain to function properly (usually what happens when I open up FT in bed) but what do you mean by which route is farther away in frequencies?
An example: check MCI-ORD, see 5 nonstops per day in May, see 5 n.s. per day in December; check MCI-DEN, see 4 n.s. per day in May, see 5 n.s. per day in December — then I think MCI-DEN is more likely to be changed. If it had been 5/5 and 4/4 (respectively), then I'd start comparing time of day for each flight on the route.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje (Post # 320)
Whichever route is farther away in frequencies is more
likely to have the timings​​​​​​ changed.
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Originally Posted by unitedwildcat (Post # 321)
[ W]hat do you mean by which route is farther away in frequencies?
"Which route (schedule) is farther away from the way things are now?"

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Old Apr 10, 2024, 6:14 am
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A more general way to put fumje's suggestion is to compare the flight schedules for the routes you're considering (in your case, MCI-ORD and MCI-DEN) for the date you're traveling vs today/this month. Whichever route has the biggest discrepancy in schedule, whether it be daily frequencies or departure times, can be inferred to have a higher chance of schedule changes for far-out travel dates.
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Old Apr 12, 2024, 7:54 pm
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Just wanted to double check but I suspect the answer already.

UA flight scheduled change on ticket issued by Avianca. I need to go thru Avianca to make modifications if I don’t like the new flight UA rebooked? Anyway to work with UA directly?

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Old Apr 12, 2024, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf
Just wanted to double check but I suspect the answer already.

UA flight scheduled change on ticket issued by Avianca. I need to go thru Avianca to make modifications if I don’t like the new flight UA rebooked? Anyway to work with UA directly?

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Avianca issued the ticket; only Avianca can modify it prior to the day of departure.
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Old Apr 12, 2024, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
​​​​"Which route (schedule) is farther away from the way things are now?"
Originally Posted by dkc192
A more general way to put fumje's suggestion is to compare the flight schedules for the routes you're considering (in your case, MCI-ORD and MCI-DEN) for the date you're traveling vs today/this month. Whichever route has the biggest discrepancy in schedule, whether it be daily frequencies or departure times, can be inferred to have a higher chance of schedule changes for far-out travel dates.
Thanks both for translating. 😅
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