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Standby (air travel)


Posted by Yuri Belousov on 05/02/2019

Intelligent Standby List Cleaner (ISLC) - An intelligent standby memory cleaner for Windows 10. But it is compatible with earlier versions of the operating system - 7, 8.

Intelligent standby list cleaner is a free program that cleans the memory of unused temporary data stored by the operating system in the backup memory and improves PC performance.

This utility will be useful to users who encounter lags, friezes, stuttering, brakes, freezes during games and when using resource-intensive programs.

Intelligent standby list cleaner automatically cleans data from the standby list (backup memory) in case of insufficient memory. The user only needs to specify the maximum allowable amount of occupied RAM and the minimum amount of free memory. All that exceeds the specified limits will be deleted.

Intelligent Standby List Cleaner: how to use | customization

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Using the Intelligent Standby List Cleaner is easy. It does not require installation and has a minimum of settings, just unzip the archive and run the executable file.

The program will analyze and provide information about:

  • Total system memory
  • The amount of memory in the waiting list,
  • Free memory.

The user only needs to set the cleaning conditions:

  • Set the maximum size of the waiting list in megabytes (default 1 GB),
  • Specify the minimum free memory in MB (default is 1 GB),
  • If necessary, set a cleaning timer,
  • And run the program.

The application runs in the background, so it does not bother the user while working on the computer.


Airline employees and some of their family and friends may also travel standby, often at discounted fares or free of charge. They typically have lower priority than regular passengers and are only allocated a seat after all passengers paying a regular fare have been allocated seats. It can even occur that a passenger traveling standby is allowed to take their seat on the aircraft, only to then be asked to vacate it to make way for a regular passenger.

Travelers get themselves onto the standby list by speaking to a ticket agent or a gate agent. Almost always, this must occur in person at the airport, and not over the phone. When the flight is boarding, any unclaimed or available seats will be given to those passengers on the standby list, who must wait at the gate to be called. Any passengers on the list who are not given seats are rolled into the standby list for the next flight. Passengers on the standby list are typically given priority based on how much they paid for their tickets and their relative status in the airline's frequent flyer program.

A person who pa> citation needed Some low-cost carriers, Southwest Airlines in particular, have policies that only allow full fares to standby. This means that if one purchased a discounted airfare, like a web-only fare or 14-day advance ticket, they would be ineligible to fly standby unless they upgraded their ticket to a full-fare (unless the original Southwest Airlines flight is delayed, in which case no upgrade would be necessary). citation needed

While standby for earlier flights began as a free service on many airlines, as of April 2010, most US airlines charge for unconfirmed standby, with a USD 50-75 fee being standard. citation needed Currently, United Airlines charges a USD 75 fee for standby travel to all passengers except passengers on full fare tickets, 1K passengers, Global Services passengers and premium cabin passengers. American Airlines restricts free standby to passengers who have elite status or fully refundable tickets, and charges a USD 75 fee for all other passengers who wish to secure a confirmed standby seat within 24 hours of their desired flight time. In all cases, distressed passengers (passengers whose flights have been canceled, denied boarding, etc.) are given free standby and highest priority.