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ive flown standby my hole life.... sometimes it the shit.. you get first class and your like BALLLA and then some times your stuck in dalles for two day cause the fuckin mavirics are playing the blazers and all the flights are fucked....
what you really need to do.. is research all the flights to see what is avalbe and stuff. and alwasys have plan b
Spring Break is very busy time for the airlines, depends where you are how many airlines are there too. But dont try this in Canada cause
you might be at the airport for a week. They overbook too many flights here (Stand-by is a big gamble up here.
oh yeah...i got stand by business class allt he way to buenos aires.
and it can be a hassle, and if youre doing it over spring break when everyone else has vacation, its gonna be a pain in the ass and you most likely won't get on. I would just check the loads ahead of time and see what they're lookin' like and then go from there.
I don't get this...supposedly "standby" doesn't mean what it used to mean. I just checked with US Airways, and they said that you can't just go to the airport and get on a standby list for an empty seat on a flight. According to them, standby is only for people who already have a ticket and want to fly earlier the same day as their ticket.
Therefore, there's no way to save money by flying standby, because you have to buy a ticket first of all.
Can anyone confirm this? I'm trying to make plans for spring break, and I'm deciding whether I should just buy a ticket or try standby.
Standby is a fucking hassle. Sure we got hooked up on the price but it's not cool when you go to airport then have to go home because there's no seats or even worse sleep in SLC airport because their are also no seats and you don't live in utah. Anyways Flew standby once because Uncles a pilot and I will never make that mistake again. Although my bro did get First class to Hawaii so it all depends.
depends you check in at the front, they give u a pass through security, then you go to the plane and try to get on the flight, if you cant get on the first one you wait for the next one, but if you cant get one your SOL