Southwest proves to be the best yet again. I also learned what the word co-terminal is and why it can help or hinder your plans.
Originally I was supposed to fly from Flint to Baltimore to Denver to Spokane to save my parents the hassle of driving to Detroit. They are no longer spared because I don’t want to end up stuck in Baltimore. I called Southwest to make the change and found out that technically they didn’t have to accommodate my weather request because Detroit and Flint are not co-terminal airports in the way that O’Hare and Midway, for example, are. Had they been they could’ve change my ticket to originate from Detroit without making me pay the points or fare difference.
Nonetheless, they were nice enough to do it so I’m on my way to Spokane via Denver, no Baltimore!