Our flight schedules with Cebu Pacific this coming December have been rebooked not once, not twice but thrice now. Will it be rescheduled again? That I do not know, we’ll see.
Sometimes, they change the day, sometimes, they just change the hour of flight. Although we’re notified via email and text for every schedule change, my sister is quite pissed about it already. It doesn’t really bother me for some reason because I can reschedule once at no cost. These recent schedule changes seem like a blessing in disguise.
The good side:
Rescheduled flights let you rebook at your most convenient schedule. Many tickets are purchased because of airfare promo. All our tickets going home are discounted. When you book a seat sale, it’s the price over the schedule that matters.
For instance, our flight to Davao this December was originally booked on a Wednesday because it was the only available date left with a cheaper price. The last time we were there was in 2015 so I really wanted to visit my family again. I grabbed the seat sale it and planned to just take the day off to accommodate the flight. Thankfully, it was changed so I rescheduled it on a Monday morning instead, which is a lot more convenient for me.
Not only that, our flight going home was also rescheduled so I booked a connecting flight instead from Davao to Manila so we just meet Dane at the airport and we can fly to Leyte together. That cost us a lot of savings because we don’t need to buy another ticket anymore. Side story – Dane couldn’t go to Davao with us because there was a conflict in hisVL.
Aside from that, airlines sometimes also offer a courtesy to other customers. They give some customers a credit for their next flight. Sometimes, they also offer free accommodation for those with canceled flights.
Unfortunately, flight schedule changes are more of an inconvenience to most passengers. Many passengers plan their itinerary months before because of their work – the VLs and all that stuff. This is why a schedule change can be very stressful to some. Local flight changes are a little more acceptable but international flights can make someone go scratching their heads.
Delayed flights, on the other hand, are nothing but a pain. Our flights have been delayed several times and it’s a complete waste of time. However, canceled flights are still the worst. I haven’t experienced one and I wish I won’t have to.
Have you had any flights rescheduled by the airline? How was it? Was it more of an inconvenience or a convenience for you?