Anybody ever flown standby?

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  1. ChisJo

    ChisJo Cause afterall, a dream that you wish, will come t

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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever flown standby to Orlando, and how did it go? Were there any problems and how was the price? I always read in travel books that flying standby is always cheaper, so I really just want to know if that's true?
    I saw quite a few people doing it on a flight from recent trip to Las Vegas, and they always seemed to get onto the flight.
    Anyways, just wondering how it went?
    J
     
  2. melindaandrob

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    I wouldn't fly standby with kids BUT dh and I decided that if they asked for someone to give up their seat he would; then meet us at our destination.
     
  3. cabmom

    cabmom DIS Cast Member<br><font color="blue">The Tag Fair

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    I flew stanby to Edinborough, Scotland. I had a companion pass with Air Canada. We did not make the flight we got put on the next available, which was 2 hours later to London, England. So it ended up costing us the full amount of the ticket by the time we paid for a ticket to get to Edinborugh!
    I do know there is a lot of people that do it and manage to get on their flights.
    May be worth a shot!
    Marilynn
     
  4. robsawatsky

    robsawatsky Earning My Ears

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    Flying true standby is really a thing of the past (i.e. where you show up at the airport and hope to get a last minute seat for a discounted price). Typically, you'll get soaked for last minute tickets at the airport now.

    The only exceptions are charters that aren't sold out; if you're willing to take your chances a week or two in advance but that isn't standby either.
     

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