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Old 09-24-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hey all, somebody here may have an answer:

I booked a flight on Travelocity for Costa Rica. I saw that there was one flight from BWI around 3pm, and one early (6am.)

the 6am flight was booked according to Travelocity, and since they were the cheapest (Orbitz, Expedia, et al were all at least 15% more.), I used them.

Today I did a hunt on Expedia, and found out the 6am flight is available again.

This puts me into a quandry:

1. If I take that flight, I'm feet wet before noon in San Jose, with the day to explore, and make it to the hostel.

2. If I don't, I feet wet at around 9:30 PM. day is wasted.


I'd like to keep my outbound flight from San Jose, it leaves at 3pm, giving me time to do stuff in the AM, but I'd love to switch my inbound. I'm willing to pay a little more to book the earlier flight... Anyone have any experience?
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Yup I think others can help more but whatchya gotta do is call the airline that you are flying on and ask if it's possible. Else what they might not tell you is just show up at the airport for the early flight, ask if there is room and whether or not you could hop on. It worked for me twice, and the last time i tried they wanted to charge me a 100 change ticket fee so i waited it out.
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Omisan tok the flight taht gets iun around 930pm an he had a good time. whatevr you decide yooull be fine mate.
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Omisan tok the flight taht gets iun around 930pm an he had a good time.* whatevr you decide yooull be fine mate.*
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It's worth asking to switch to an earlier flight if the fee is negligible for you, but yeah, I didn't get in 'til relatively late and still had a good time unwinding with people from my flight. To be honest, after checking out SJ all the following day, I realized I hadn't missed much by coming in on an evening flight the night before... If SJ has anything to offer, it's most certainly at night
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