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    More: Obvious, Airline, U.S. airlines, involuntary denied boardings, passengers, Voluntary denied boardings, opaque internal methodology, regional airline ExpressJet, Low-cost carrier  
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1865 clicks; posted to Business » on 08 Feb 2018 at 10:52 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-02-08 08:15:43 PM  
Oh great, all the airlines are going out of business!

/no? Huh...
 
2018-02-09 05:04:21 AM  
I never understood the idea of forcing someone off a plane once they've already boarded rather than simply telling the other person that hasn't boarded yet "Sorry the plane is full" and making them take the next flight. Other than that person being some important noble who takes the place of a filthy peasant.
 
2018-02-09 12:32:34 PM  

Skyfrog: I never understood the idea of forcing someone off a plane once they've already boarded rather than simply telling the other person that hasn't boarded yet "Sorry the plane is full" and making them take the next flight. Other than that person being some important noble who takes the place of a filthy peasant.


That's not how 99%+ of "bumping" works. They're typically not on the plane yet (a couple of visceral examples this last year aside), and just get told before the line starts "you got bumped. sorry".  In many cases, you don't have a seat assignment on your boarding pass yet, or they won't even let you fully check in ahead of the flight, and tell you to proceed to the gate.  There, it gets sorted out.

Telling a seated, buckled passenger to deplane for another passenger is an extreme rarity in these situations.
 
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