Northwest Gets Rid Of Free Standby!

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Effective April 24, Northwest Airlines will no longer offer the ability to standby for a same day flight for free.

They casually slipped this policy change into a press release touting a new $25 confirmed standby, which the other major carriers have had for a long time already.(Gotta’ love marketing…)

Confirmed standby allows you to change your flight, on the day of departure, to any other flight departing the same day for $25 if seats are available.

The only difference is that NWA will require you to pay $25, whereas AA, Continental, Delta, And United all allow you to standby for free for a same day flight if you dont want to pay $25 for confirmed standby.

Will the other major carriers match? We’ll have to wait and see…but I can’t imagine at least a couple not going along with NWA…

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Anonymous

I FLEW WITH DELTA AND THEY DID NOT GIVE ME A CHOISE OF FREE UNCONFIRMED STANDBY, THE ONLY OFFERED CONFIRMED STANDBY FOR 25 DOLLARS.

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