I fly standby on a regular basis as a result of my husband is a pilot.
Right here is how stand-by works. You need to get to the airport at the least an hour sooner than regular as a result of they put your title down on a stand-by record which is first come first serve, per say. There IS an order of precedence, reminiscent of crew members on a schedule first, bumped passengers or passengers who gave up their seats from a special flight subsequent, crew members and dependents not on enterprise subsequent, these with their airline sky mile accounts, individuals with buddy passes, and many others. Normally these trying to change to an earlier flight are towards the tip, however that doesn’t imply it’s not possible to get a seat. Some airways additionally cost to place you on stand-by, so you need to name Delta to see if they’ve a cost and what it’s.
This is the factor to be cautious of: if the flight is full, you aren’t getting a seat, so it is all the time greatest to name a day forward and learn the way full they anticipate the flight to be and to offer them advance discover that you just DO anticipate to go on the flight for that day and time.
Whilst you wait, I recommend you go go searching or carry a e book to learn or one thing to do. After they do all their upgrades, seat change requests, and board all of the passengers with regular fare tickets for that day, they may begin to name out the names of stand-by passengers.
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