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Changed Flight with Higher Fare

strgth
Active Member

SW changed the time of flight to a later time on the same day. I'm fine with the time change since I was notified in advance. I noticed that the new flight is higher in fare and higher estimated points received once travel is completed ($227 for estimated 2753 points). The estimated points on my confirmation reflects the lower fare I paid ($179 for estimated 1503 points.) Since I am given the option of one change, should I "change" to the same flight with the higher fare so that I can get more points once I complete travel?

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Re: Changed Flight with Higher Fare

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Points are always allocated based on what you actually pay and class of service - Wanna Get Away vs Anytime vs Business select.

 

A no cost change to a higher costing seat does not affect your eligible RR points

Re: Changed Flight with Higher Fare

strgth
Active Member

@dfwskier wrote:

Points are always allocated based on what you actually pay and class of service - Wanna Get Away vs Anytime vs Business select.

 

A no cost change to a higher costing seat does not affect your eligible RR points


So if I'm understanding you correctly, even if I make my one no-cost change to the same higher fare flight SW changed me to, I will not earn the higher points. I will only earn the points based on the original fare paid (which was much lower).

Re: Changed Flight with Higher Fare

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@strgth wrote:

@dfwskier wrote:

Points are always allocated based on what you actually pay and class of service - Wanna Get Away vs Anytime vs Business select.

 

A no cost change to a higher costing seat does not affect your eligible RR points


So if I'm understanding you correctly, even if I make my one no-cost change to the same higher fare flight SW changed me to, I will not earn the higher points. I will only earn the points based on the original fare paid (which was much lower).


Correct

Re: Changed Flight with Higher Fare

david8796
New Arrival

@strgth mygiftcardsite wrote:

SW changed the time of flight to a later time on the same day. I'm fine with the time change since I was notified in advance. I noticed that the new flight is higher in fare and higher estimated points received once travel is completed ($227 for estimated 2753 points). The estimated points on my confirmation reflects the lower fare I paid ($179 for estimated 1503 points.) Since I am given the option of one change, should I "change" to the same flight with the higher fare so that I can get more points once I complete travel?


The short answer is yes, though it's up to the airline to determine which award fares are eligible for cancellation and whether you'll pay a change or cancellation fee.