Status of Same-Day Flight Change or Standby AA - US? (consolidated)

 

Old Jan 13, 14, 6:57 am
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Status of Same-Day Flight Change or Standby AA - US? (consolidated)

Have an email into AA Customer Service and haven't been able to get through by phone, so figured I'd ask the forum here. I couldn't find a recent thread discussing this.

I am AA Gold and US Silver, and have a flight this Friday from CLT to LGA booked on AA using BA Avios. My AA FF# is in the itinerary, and I was able to use my status to select a premium seat (exit row). I see there are a few flights from CLT to EWR operating by US that I would prefer to take. Does anyone know if I would be able to SDC from a AA flight (booked with Avios) to a US flight to a different airport? Any experiences would be welcome. Thanks.

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Old Jan 13, 14, 7:48 am
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I'd be surprised, especially since BA and US have no relationship until March 31.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 9:15 am
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Same-Day Flight Change/Standby from AA flight to US flight?

I believe that if you were trying to SDFC on only AA from LGA to EWR you could not do that as LGA and EWR are not considered co-terminus as LGA & JFK are. I've only had luck doing that in cases of IRROPs.

With an award, it is less a matter of SDFC and really about switching the award but, as pointed out above, US doesn't take Avios. Your only chance might be an AA code share that is available as an award but with the recent code shares who knows if they can be booked as an award.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 10:51 am
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Since US isn't OW, no.

Since you're changing routing, no.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 6:18 pm
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Traveling on AA today, I asked if possible to go standby on US for same routing as ticketed on AA, less a connection. Answer was no can do - yet - but coming soon.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by UAfan View Post
Traveling on AA today, I asked if possible to go standby on US for same routing as ticketed on AA, less a connection. Answer was no can do - yet - but coming soon.
Hmm, I need to go DCA-LAX-DCA March 6-9, and US flights are much cheaper, but hoping to standby for an AA
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Old Jan 15, 14, 8:07 pm
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Hmm, I need to go DCA-LAX-DCA March 6-9, and US flights are much cheaper, but hoping to standby for an AA
The words too soon come to mind, especially since AA and US will still be in separate terminals at LAX then.
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Old Jan 19, 14, 1:26 am
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So if I am booked PHX-DFW-ORD and I want to stand by for PHX-LAX-ORD or something like that, that's not allowed, even if it's on the same airline? I thought you could take any routing as long as it isn't an illegal connection...?
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Old Jan 19, 14, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by saleenxp8 View Post
So if I am booked PHX-DFW-ORD and I want to stand by for PHX-LAX-ORD or something like that, that's not allowed, even if it's on the same airline? I thought you could take any routing as long as it isn't an illegal connection...?
Your situation differs from those discussed in the earlier posts. All of those situations involve changing airlines (AA/US) and some also involve changing the destination airport.
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Old Jan 19, 14, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by saleenxp8 View Post
So if I am booked PHX-DFW-ORD and I want to stand by for PHX-LAX-ORD or something like that, that's not allowed, even if it's on the same airline? I thought you could take any routing as long as it isn't an illegal connection...?
So you get to the airport with a ticket PHX-DFW-ORD and manage to get on PHX-LAX. What do you have when you deplane? A ticket DFW-ORD and you're in LAX. See a potential problem? You can't just show up any airport and say "I want to go to C" if you don't have a ticket from that airport to C.

You can stand by for an earlier PHX-DFW flight but not PHX-LAX to prevent that problem. Otherwise, look at the possibilities. You need 4K miles for an award, so you buy the cheapest out and back ticket from PHX. Then you stand by for PHX-PHL and stand by for PHL-PHX. When you get back to PHX you've flown 4K+ miles for the price of a PHX-LAX-PHX or whatever is cheaper ticket. Heck, with that cheap ticket you could leave PHX, fly around the country a couple of days and get 8K-10K miles by the time you returned to PHX.

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Old Feb 10, 14, 4:14 pm
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What about same day standby for a PAID ticket, same airports.

For example,

SFO-PHX-LAX booked on US Air - I'd like to stand by SFO-LAX on AA.

I'm AA Platinum.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by 310mrl View Post
What about same day standby for a PAID ticket, same airports.

For example,

SFO-PHX-LAX booked on US Air - I'd like to stand by SFO-LAX on AA.

I'm AA Platinum.
Not yet. AA and US are still separate airlines, with the same corporate owner. They are not one, yet.
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Old Apr 7, 14, 2:48 pm
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Same day standby for AAdvantage Platinum on US?

Considering booking a US flight MIA to PHL. US has better flight options then AA but I'm not sure what time I will actually be done with work and able to depart. Would I be able to do free same day standby on US flights like I do on AA??
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Old Apr 7, 14, 4:47 pm
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If there's a flight departing less than 6 hours before your ticketed flight, you can use the MoveUp program - at the airport - to confirm a seat on that earlier flight. If there's such a flight but no seats are available, you can stand by. Both are free for AA elites.
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Old Apr 7, 14, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Ready2Go View Post
If there's a flight departing less than 6 hours before your ticketed flight, you can use the MoveUp program - at the airport - to confirm a seat on that earlier flight. If there's such a flight but no seats are available, you can stand by. Both are free for AA elites.
Two weeks ago was on US. Tried to SDC for earlier flight and was DENIED. Told that "systems arent integrated yet." Pointed out that clearly on website says I am eligible for SDC. Denied. Contacted AA through Twitter, was told "not eligible" yet. Pointed out TWO websites to them (US and AA) that says yes, and seems to be a discrepancy. They were appropriately concerned and apologized for denying the SDC. By then it was too late of course.

Be sure to verify this if you're counting on it.
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