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47 minutes ago, Anna201213 said:

If we deviate one way only do we have to pay 175$ or less? I wish to deviate from  Montreal to Lisbon but not from Miami to Montreal for the return. I will accept the Regent air choice for Miami Montreal

 

Since you have to pay the full $175 Deviation Fee and you are taking Regent Air on your return from Miami, it won't cost you any more to deviate on your return to Montreal and thus choose your flights and not risk Regent putting you on an unacceptable or connecting flight rather than a non-stop you can choose.  If you wait until you get your return schedule, may be too late to choose a better flight at no additional costt.

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another question on Air deviation.

would Regent allow say an outbound on say United and then a return flight on Air France?  I am driving myself crazy tryi g to get good times and connections.

thanks!

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5 minutes ago, rallydave said:

 

Since you have to pay the full $175 Deviation Fee and you are taking Regent Air on your return from Miami, it won't cost you any more to deviate on your return to Montreal and thus choose your flights and not risk Regent putting you on an unacceptable or connecting flight rather than a non-stop you can choose.  If you wait until you get your return schedule, may be too late to choose a better flight at no additional costt.

 

Actually, Anna201213 wants to deviate from Montreal to Lisbon but not Miami to Montreal.  She will likely book her own air like we do and book the flights sooner than Regent will (we will book our Miami return for November 2019 this month ........ Regent does not open for deviated air until February 22nd).  

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3 minutes ago, KiscoB said:

another question on Air deviation.

would Regent allow say an outbound on say United and then a return flight on Air France?  I am driving myself crazy tryi g to get times and connections.

thanks!

Don't see why not but, never hurts to just ask.  You don't pay anything until you accept Regent's flights so no harm, no foul putting that as #1 choice and then on or two second choices.  And even if they pick choice #3 your TA can go back and push for choice #1 with two different airlines.

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4 minutes ago, KiscoB said:

another question on Air deviation.

would Regent allow say an outbound on say United and then a return flight on Air France?  I am driving myself crazy tryi g to get good times and connections.

thanks!

 

Not 100% sure but I believe that you can do this.  I have to ask one silly question ....... why would you want to fly United?  Another question, would your outbound United flight have a stop in the U.S.?  I ask because U.S. based airlines typically do and that portion of the trip would likely be in coach.

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2 minutes ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

Actually, Anna201213 wants to deviate from Montreal to Lisbon but not Miami to Montreal.  She will likely book her own air like we do and book the flights sooner than Regent will (we will book our Miami return for November 2019 this month ........ Regent does not open for deviated air until February 22nd).  

No she doesn't, she clearly states that she will accept Regent Air choice for Miami-Montreal and why I suggested she choose her Miami-Montreal flight as long as she is already paying the deviation fee and no extra cost.

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TravelCat, I just threw United out as an example. I will not fly United.

i am looking at Delta (AF) to go but do not see the return AF flight I want on Delta sight.  So I was just wondering if you can request different airline.  Of course, I can request anything, Will Regent accept.  Thanks again for your help.

 

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9 minutes ago, KiscoB said:

another question on Air deviation.

would Regent allow say an outbound on say United and then a return flight on Air France?  I am driving myself crazy tryi g to get good times and connections.

thanks!

 

We are on a Barcelona to Venice cruise in April. We deviated and are flying United from SFO to BCN on United via Newark. I requested, and received Business Class on both legs. I chose that flight pair for the early arrival at BCN which allows us most of a day to tour Barcelona. 

 

Our return is on Air France, using Delta flight numbers. I don’t know off hand if the VCE to CDG flight is in Business Class, and really who cares?  CDG to SFO is nonstop and. Business Class. 

 

Before requesting the deviation I did my research on ITA Matrix (thanks TC2) and sent three options to my TA. The SFO-EWR-BCN routing was my first choice but only if we got Business/First Class on both legs. They honored that request with no problem.

 

The Air France flights back to SFO were my second choice.  My first choice was on United, just because I like my MileagePlus miles. Apparently Regent Air looks at each direction independently so the airline chosen for your outbound leg shouldn’t affect the choice of airlines for your return. 

 

 

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All this talk about how bad United Business Class is has me a little nervous. I have always been sitisfied with the service I received in United Business and First Class. Possibly this is at least in part due to the fact That I have only flown in Business Class on United and Lufthansa. 

 

Our return fromVenice in April will be on Air France.  We’re taking a river cruise in October and our return flight is Swiss Business Class. Hopefully those two flights won’t ruin United for me. 

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36 minutes ago, rallydave said:

No she doesn't, she clearly states that she will accept Regent Air choice for Miami-Montreal and why I suggested she choose her Miami-Montreal flight as long as she is already paying the deviation fee and no extra cost.

 

Let's try to clear this up.  The first sentence of her post was "If we deviate one way only do we have to pay 175$ or less?  To me this clearly indicates that her choice would be to deviate only one way.

 

The next sentence is: " I wish to deviate from Montreal to Lisbon but mot from Miami to Montreal for the return".  This sentence is straightforward and reinforces her desire to deviate only one way.

 

Finally, she posts "I will accept the Regent air choice for Miami Montreal".   I read this to mean that she would take Regent air but, based on her first and second comments, she will do this only if necessary.

 

I suppose it depends upon whether she wants to go coach (if Regent books it) or Business/First class (booked on her own using part of the air credit).

Edited by Travelcat2

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This board is great!  Thanks so much.. Jeb_bud, thanks for giving me your details.  That confirms that I can submit different airline for return.

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5 minutes ago, jeb_bud said:

All this talk about how bad United Business Class is has me a little nervous. I have always been sitisfied with the service I received in United Business and First Class. Possibly this is at least in part due to the fact That I have only flown in Business Class on United and Lufthansa. 

 

Our return fromVenice in April will be on Air France.  We’re taking a river cruise in October and our return flight is Swiss Business Class. Hopefully those two flights won’t ruin United for me. 

 

From what I've read, Swiss Air could spoil you for just about anything.:classic_biggrin:

 

United is likely no worse or better than American or Delta Airlines - the issue with flying U.S. airlines is the stops within the U.S. which may be coach (unless you are fortunate enough to get one of the few seats in First Class for the domestic portion of your flight).

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, KiscoB said:

another question on Air deviation.

would Regent allow say an outbound on say United and then a return flight on Air France?  I am driving myself crazy tryi g to get good times and connections.

thanks!

The answer is YES! We are flying out with Lufthansa and back with British Air with our confirmed deviation. Flights out of San Diego direct to/from FRankfurt/Heathrow with hops to/from Athens (also in business per confirmation btw) Over the moon as the other halfs for each if booking rt were ugly.

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thanks Sita for confirming that.  We are flying from LAX, so many options but times and number of stops come into play.

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2 hours ago, rallydave said:

 

Since you have to pay the full $175 Deviation Fee and you are taking Regent Air on your return from Miami, it won't cost you any more to deviate on your return to Montreal and thus choose your flights and not risk Regent putting you on an unacceptable or connecting flight rather than a non-stop you can choose.  If you wait until you get your return schedule, may be too late to choose a better flight at no additional costt.

 

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27 minutes ago, Anna201213 said:

Thank you for your suggestion to deviate for Miami Montreal . I will do it

 

You are very welcome Anna.  Just to be clear, your deviation fee will cover both flights.  There is always the possibility that one or both directions will have extra costs for the flights you choose.  If that doesn't work you can keep requesting different flights   Just looked and there is an Air Canada flight at 1215 that is non-stop.  The  only other non-stop appears to be AA at 7:42 so hope the AC works as that should be a good time with usual arrivals in Miami.  Otherwise looks like a connection.

 

Have a wonderful cruise and flights and glad to help.

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2 hours ago, Anna201213 said:

Thank you for your suggestion to deviate for Miami Montreal . I will do it

 

 

Definitely the least expensive way to go.  

 

As an aside, it is rare that you would have to spend extra costs for flights - especially when you are deviating and there are so many flights still available.  We find it a bit odd that sometimes Regent approves Air Canada and other times do not.  This is likely due to which routes they contract with Regent for.  In any case, enjoy your cruise!

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