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  1. Becky
    Becky at |

    I love this, at least conceptually. I’d consider a lot more changes if I wasn’t already at the airport when they announce they are looking for volunteers. If I’ve already checked out of a hotel, turned in a rental car, maybe even gone through immigration then I need a bigger payoff for the inconveniences compared to if I could have been waiting comfortably (or better yet, still exploring).

  2. Oliver Trojak
    Oliver Trojak at |

    Good explanation in this article.

  3. henry LAX
    henry LAX at |

    likely beneficial to me. I always book very far advance in dirt cheap L/K/G fare buckets, but at popular flight times with flights departing with Y3 or less, and usually take advantage of the Same Day Confirmed Change feature to switch to another flight based on my mood that day.

    This new partnership would actually pay me for doing something i already do for free for the airline.

  4. henry LAX
    henry LAX at |

    sometimes comp vouchers are amazing deals. I took a $200 AA voucher simply to agree to arrive 1.5 hours later, at an alternate airport (LGA instead of JFK, big whoop)

  5. Byron Cheng
    Byron Cheng at |

    How does this jive with currently charging for standbys? Instead of paying pax to change, some already vol… https://t.co/vsdRbdexNP

  6. Nick
    Nick at |

    I don’t know, maybe in some circumstances. But $250 isn’t going to cut it in most unless the delay is less than a few hours, $500 or $1000 on the other hand may tempt.

  7. John the Wanderer
    John the Wanderer at |

    I like the concept of this. I wonder how it will end up working practically. I assume the payout offer of vouchers will be lower than the at the gate level. Most of the time I hear them offering around $200 voucher. I generally find that to be too low given the current pricing on most flights.

  8. Kip
    Kip at |

    I could even see some people being willing (and offered) to take a connecting flight from a direct flight if the payout is enough. This is really cool and agree that this is just the surface of what RM will be able to do!

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