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Same day standby travel

How it works

Free same day standby for an alternate flight is available only on the day of departure to select customers and those traveling between certain shuttle market cities. Please see the eligibility section below for details.

Same day standby may be requested by selecting "Change flight" during online check-in, when checking in at an airport kiosk, or by seeing a customer service agent at the airport.

Seat availability for same day standby travel will not be known until thirty minutes prior to flight departure. You must be available in the boarding area when your name is called.


Free same day standby travel may be requested by:

  • Any customer traveling on a nonstop flight between our shuttle markets of Anchorage and Fairbanks, Seattle and Portland, Seattle and Spokane, San Jose and San Diego, or San Jose and Orange County (SNA).
  • Passengers traveling on shuttle market flights as part of a connection itinerary, may stand by on the shuttle market flight segment only. Please see an airport agent for assistance.
  • Any customer with a refundable coach (Y, Z classes of service) ticket, or First Class (A, D, F) ticket who is eligible for a Same day confirmed flight change but space is not available on the desired flight.
  • MVP® Gold Mileage Plan members and those traveling in the same reservation who are eligible for a same day confirmed flight change, but space is not available on the desired flight

If you're not eligible for free same day standby, and would like to travel at a different time on the same day as your scheduled flight, you may request a same day confirmed flight change.