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Delta today announced that on March 20, 2014 they will begin daily 767 service to London’s Heatrow Airport. This adds to the current 10x weekly service operated by British Airways. I guess London is a popular destination for Seattle residents and vice versa as there will now be 17 weekly flights between the two cities.

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What is Standby, basically you show up to the airport in advance of your flight and try to hop on an earlier flight. Airlines used to do this as a matter of routine because it is a win-win. The airlines fill a seat that would have gone out empty and they get an open seat on a later flight that can be used for IRROPS. The passenger wins because they get to go somewhere sooner. However, US Airlines discovered this could be a revenue stream and have changed their policies to get customers to pay for the┬áprivilege. ┬áSome airline force customers to use the “Same day confirmed or SDC” this means for a reduced fee airlines will confirm the passenger on to an earlier flight. We’ll discuss that policy in another post. So when you see references to SDC that’s what that means.

Here is the list of US Airline policies:

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