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Flying Standby with a red eye the connection the next morning

Flying Standby with a red eye the connection the next morning

 
Old Oct 22, 08, 6:18 pm
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Flying Standby with a red eye the connection the next morning

I am booked on the 10/29 red eye to from SFO to IAD then connecting on to CLT the next morning from IAD. It turns out I may need to get there sooner then planned. Does anyone know if I could fly standby on the first departure on 10/29 and be able to connect to CLT on 10/29 or would I have to wait until 10/30 since the flight occurs on different dates thus the same day stand-by would not apply.

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Old Oct 22, 08, 6:28 pm
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It is my understanding that the rules say you would have to wait till the next day.

You may be able to find an agent willing to bend the rules, however. Just ask nicely--especially at IAD.
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Old Oct 22, 08, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
It is my understanding that the rules say you would have to wait till the next day.

You may be able to find an agent willing to bend the rules, however. Just ask nicely--especially at IAD.
I actually think that should be fine. It is breaking the rules to standby for an earlier flight for the red-eye and to then not stand by for an earlier flight to CLT, since this creates a stopover and would be a change in the fare rules or something of that ilk, don't remember the exact reason, but you can still get check-in agents to allow you to do that, I've done that before flying SFO-IAD-LGA.

You should be fine. ^
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