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Changing a USAIR routing that violates AA
I have a crazy around the world ticket that I booked right before USAir ceased. In short BIZ/FIRST from PHL -> LHR -> DXB -> MEL -> BNE -> SIN -> HKG -> JFK. This ticket violates almost every AA, but USAir of course let me ticket it (after hours and hours and reps and reps… oh I will miss those days). Question… as an EXP, If I wanted to leave to LHR a day earlier, but within 23 hours of my connection.. do you think they would let me do it if award space was open? Or perhaps 23 hours in HKG? Or would I risk the system catching all the violations (routing through middle east, exceeding maximum miles, leaving/connecting from a non-QF hub at BNE (I don’t even know if that is real), etc…)?
Well, I never recommended changing US Airways itineraries if you’d gotten away with something, as there’s always a risk they’d come back and say the changes weren’t legal.
That being said, if your ticket follows the [I]old[/I] US Airways rules and would have been legal, they should let you make changes. It’s hard to tell if the routing is legal based on what you have written out, but we have successfully changed tickets that don’t follow the current AA rules.