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Changed flight time - a cautionary tale

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The frequently traveled, frequently posting experts on this board will find this old hat, but maybe this story will help some newer people, and people asking about making those 11:00-11:30 flights on disembarkation day.

I checked our flight times for our Jan 20 cruise, and Delta had changed our departure time from Miami (disembarkation) by 2 hours! And this was 2 hours earlier, so we went from an 11:30 flight that we could likely make to a 8:51 am flight that was not possible. Check, and be sure to check all the flight times for all legs of a trip.

Our flight times get changed all the time. This was the third separate change for this trip since we made the reservation in early Nov, but this is the first time I can remember any times changing more than 10-15 minutes.

This is a companion ticket trip, so DH and I are on one reservation, and he is getting the emails, and was waiting until after the holiday to check the details of the change. I'm not throwing him under the bus, I'm the "travel agent" for the family, and I do most of the arranging, but it would have been easy for me to miss this change, down at the end of the reservation! I will definitely check each leg carefully from now on, usually it wouldn't make much difference, even with a 2 hour change, but coming into port made a significant change.

It took most of the evening last night, but we got a later flight at no cost...Delta's devious scheme worked because we went ahead and upgraded to Economy Comfort on ATL-MIA leg of the trip.
Date: Jan 13, 2018   


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