Hi,I have a buddy pass to travel from CVG to FCO later this week. I have never used a buddy pass before. My current flight plan is CVG --> ATL --> FCO.Is there a way to estimate probability of getting a seat ?When I use the main Delta web-site and look at purchasing seats on these flights, they are almost full in coach on both flights. On the other hand, when I look at purchasing tickets on CVG --> EWR --> FCO, those flights are approx half full in Coach.So, is there a strategy that is used to make travel plans in the days preceding the flights ?Is there a better information system than using the main Delta web page and looking at seat availability on different flights ?Do I have the ability to make changes to my flight plan, or is that done only by the Delta employee who provided me the buddy passes ?And ... do I pay a change fee for making changes in the last few days before the flights ?Thanks for your advice.
Your friend has to look up specific availability for you, but nothing is really set in stone. If your friend says you have a decent chance, go for it…you never know. The closer you get to the flight's departure, the more accurate your friend's numbers will be. That's the hard part of non-rev travel. You can change dates on your buddy pass without paying, but if you want to alter the cities you might be subject to a $25 fee plus whatever the difference in the fare is.