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Flight changed-late embarkation-will I get on?

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1 hour ago, greenie082756 said:

So glad OP that things worked out. I agree that it is important to get a hotel booked ASAP.  There are plenty of hotels but usually the ones closest to Port Everglades are booked out. 

Good luck and have a fantastic and wonderful time with your sister!!

Or more of importance is to get a good price.

 

At our fave FLL/PE hotel, I got a $137+tax rate a while back for Nov.  I also booked a post-cruise room as wasn't sure of our plans.  When our friends decided to book the same cruise, the same rate category was $200+tax.  Yikes!!  Fortunately, one of the hotel mgr's moved the post-cruise booking to pre-cruise for a second room and kept the rate for me.  Perfect!

 

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I would say this is a good reason to book air travel with EZ air.  My understanding is that If there is change of this nature, Princess would have made the flight work.

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5 hours ago, K.T.B. said:

 

This may not be ideal, but why not drive down to Chicago and fly out of Midway?   Just rent a car one way the night before, drive the 3+ hours overnight, and catch the 5:30 am flight on 10/28.  Yeah, it'll suck, BUT at least you know you can catch your cruise that way since it'll arrive in FLL at 9:30am.  Just book it as a one way and change your flight back to a one way from FLL to MKE.

 

You can even go through O'Hare, there are 4 flights that leave before 8:00am (2 with Spirit and 1 each with Jet Blue and United according to Kayak).

Excellent idea as SW has Milwaukee locked up for flights. Drive to Midway not far

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I traveled by air every week for the last 10+ years I worked (glad that is over!).  I had to make meetings and occasionally the airline computers would change my flights such that I was not going to make the meetings.  A simple call to the airline explaining my problem would always result in a rescheduling of course at no cost.  They understand that changed flights by the computer can result in problems and are willing to work with the flyer to meet his/her requirements. Always call the airline as soon as you realize the problem.

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I would contact who ever booked your air to see if a different flight could be booked.  I book my own air, usually way in advance and if the airline makes such a change and I advised them the change they made will not work for me, I have a cruise ... I have found when the airline makes a change they work with passengers to put them on a different flight.  

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You need to request strongly other arrangements.  Getting through the airport, getting transportation, then hoping for no traffic problems is just too stressful a way to start a cruise.

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Hasn't anybody noticed the OP got it fixed?  

Edited by pms4104

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3 hours ago, satxdiver said:

I traveled by air every week for the last 10+ years I worked (glad that is over!).  I had to make meetings and occasionally the airline computers would change my flights such that I was not going to make the meetings.  A simple call to the airline explaining my problem would always result in a rescheduling of course at no cost.  They understand that changed flights by the computer can result in problems and are willing to work with the flyer to meet his/her requirements. Always call the airline as soon as you realize the problem.

And I know from your experience - as it was mine too - that it certainly helps if you are a FF with status.  I was highest level on Air Canada for many years and that can work wonders for the frequent traveler.  It's all gone now - like a distant memory of a fantasy world. 

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5 hours ago, Oak City Man said:

I would say this is a good reason to book air travel with EZ air.  My understanding is that If there is change of this nature, Princess would have made the flight work.

How would they make that flight work? 

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24 minutes ago, steelers36 said:

I did!!!

 

 Post #41

I did too.

 

Sorry, I couldn't quote:  

Hasn't anybody noticed the OP got it fixed?  

Edited 1 hour ago by pms4104

 

 

Edited by cr8tiv1

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12 hours ago, Colo Cruiser said:

How would they make that flight work? 

"The" flight, not "that" flight.

 

Princess could have put the OP on a different flight.  Worst case they will fly you to the first port on their dime.

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On 8/29/2019 at 1:39 PM, tabprincess said:

Great news everyone!  I just got off the phone with my sister and Southwest.

My sister was able to get her daughter into the care facility a day earlier and then Southwest changed us to a flight on 10/27 at no extra cost to us.  (Sis will have to pay dearly for the extra day at facility, but she is glad for the peace of mind in not a chance we will miss the ship!)

 

So thanks again for all the responses and know that my sister and I are now much more relaxed!!!  (Now just have to book a hotel, but that is no biggie!)

 

Thank goodness.  You can enjoy your flight and your cruise without stress!

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Excellent have a great time on the Cruise.

The Captain of The Rowboat,

Tony

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