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change one leg of Amex reservation
Made reservations through Amex Travel. CLE-ORD-ZRH-TLV.
Initially the only option was a 1245 flight to ORD, arriving at 111.
ORD to ZRH leaves at 245.
Now there is an option for an 1115 flight to ORD.
Can’t change the reservation without paying the $300 fee and the ticket price which has increased over 60% in the past few weeks. Five tickets.
I think that I’m cutting it too close.
Any options for changing that first flight from CLE to ORD?
Thanks for any advice.
Sorry, I’m really new to this.
Last month, I booked 5 tickets from CLE-ORD-ZRH-TLV for late June through Amex travel.
Flight from CLE to ORD arrives at 111 and the flight from ORD to ZRH leaves at 245.
Not a lot of time.
Now on Amex travel, there is a very similar schedule with a flight from CLE to ORD arriving at 1115.
However, I’d have to cancel the flights, pay the much higher price and $300/per flight fee.
Any advice as to how I could fix this, or was I just an idiot?
Flights to ORD from CLE still are even less than the fee to chance.
I appreciate any thoughts.
Hi Wally welcome. I wouldn’t be so hard on yourself. We all have to make decisions based on what we know at the time. You booked the best option available. There is no guarantee that this better option would have become available or be reasonably priced because of the opaqueness of airline pricing. If the change fees are not palatable to you I would leave the itinerary as is and keep an eye on it for schedule changes. If one happens you might be able to make the adjustment you are looking for. You could also ask at checkin once the airline has control over the ticket whether they can put you on the earlier flight (long shot but can’t hurt to ask). Worst case scenario on a single ticket the airline should take care of you if you misconnect because of a delay that they are responsible for. Good luck.