Subject: Rule 240

Rule 240 is one of my most fave weasel clauses. It's different for every airline, but it sure can save a bundle of heartache & hassle.

In practice, it means that if the airline changes your schedule, you can choose to cancel your trip without penalty or be reaccommodated on a different flight pattern, even on a different day. Even if your ticket was the least expensive, some gentle stubborness can get you reaccommodated. In the old days, you could even get into first/business class. Alas, that is more rare these days. If you are a high-mileage flyer, the airline may even reaccommodate you on a competing airline, but you have to ask very nicely.

The airlines really don't want travelers to know much about this rule!

Gail In Eugene

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