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Thread: SouthWest Stating They'll No Longer Over Book

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    SouthWest Stating They'll No Longer Over Book


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    Dang
    we love being bumped.

    QUOTE=act1966;315876]http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/27/news...s-overbooking/

    Let's see who follows suit...[/QUOTE]

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    I don't understand overbooking. If you book, you paid. they are not losing money. if you don't show up and people are on standby, they can book, pay and get on the plane.

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    i do not understand the concept of overbooking and overselling.
    are they the same?

    we have been accepted "the offer" numerous times and took a later flight.



    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    I don't understand overbooking. If you book, you paid. they are not losing money. if you don't show up and people are on standby, they can book, pay and get on the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    I don't understand overbooking. If you book, you paid. they are not losing money. if you don't show up and people are on standby, they can book, pay and get on the plane.
    ....'cept that if it's a no show... they sell the seat twice....

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    I never really understood the practice anyway. It seems like they were paying a lot of money out to people to get them to change flights. Do that many people really just not show up for flights?

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    They mention the United situation in the article, but that was different. The flight wasn't overbooked, United was trying to add their employees to a full flight after boarding to get them to another airpirt.

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    Yes they have it down to a science "almost." They have figured out the average amount of people that won't show and make extra profit by doing so. I myself have changed flights and extended trips mid trip...I had to cancel many moons ago because of a car accident right before we left...as good as not showing up. Stuff happens and people extend, get sick etc.... I would be shocked to see the situation change across the board as they would be leaving tons of money on the table...not every airline acts like United did the other week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    I never really understood the practice anyway. It seems like they were paying a lot of money out to people to get them to change flights. Do that many people really just not show up for flights?

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    Off topic but still Southwest they having ticket if you leave Oct. 17th from MCO to AUA $100.00 and return flights slightly higher.

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