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Old 4th September 2019, 12:57 PM   #8
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TIL this was a thing:

When waitlisting for a flight ~3 days prior to departure, the system would rarely ‘decline’ your waitlist request.
Thus your waitlist was a BOOKING with no ticket and never cancelled.
Armed with your BOOKING and PNR, you could simply turn up to the airport and attempt check-in.
Check-in agents would see your booking isn’t ticketed – and, so long as there is availability in the cabin you waitlisted for – the airport had authority to liaise with Krisflyer directly, and have your waitlist request approved on the spot.
Fundamentally – you could waitlist at the Saver level, turn up to the airport, and so long as there was at least 1 available seat, you would get on the flight.
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