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Continental Improves Standby Policy (But You Have to Pay)

Continental has changed its standby policies to give passengers a bit more flexibility (for a price).  For a $50 fee ($25 if you’re gold or platinum), you can change your flight to any other flight that is scheduled for within 12 hours of your original flight, provided you do it within 24 hours of your original flight time.  The good news for Continental flyers is that it can also be 12 hours after the original flight, which was not necessarily the case before.  Yes, they’re charging more for this service (ah the days of free upgrades), but having that flexibility is useful, especially for business travelers.

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  1. Bruce Grimble

    I would like to fly standby on a morning flight from Burlington Vermont to Newark on June 12. I would like to know if the price for a one way ticket is $50.00. if not how much and what do I need to do as I will be driving from Montreal to Burlington Vermont to board this flight