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UA Y Plus When Y Is Oversold  
User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1812 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3222 times:
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Looking at a seat map earlier got me to thinking, there are times i've noticed, when free Y or the "cramped" section is full, but there are seats open in Y plus, assuming that a passenger does not want to or can't afford to pay 40 plus dollars extra for a seat assignment, how does UA handle them? Are they put in Y plus for free to get them on, or are they just bumped and given DBC?


Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
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User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

If I recall they see who paid more for the ticket and move those passengers to Y+ until all passengers are given seat assignments.

Just my 0.02



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User currently offlineNws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

I would imagine its cheaper and easier to just give them a Y+ seat.

User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3077 times:



Quoting Flyiguy (Reply 1):
I would imagine its cheaper and easier to just give them a Y+ seat.

There is no cost at that point. There is no difference in service between Y and Y+.


User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

How are you quoting me off of someone else's quote ??? In the end it's cheaper to fill the plane by giving ugrades to Y+ than deny boarding someone and giving them a travel voucher when there are seats on the plane no matter what class they are...

Just my 0.02



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

It's actually very easy to do and it's a common mistake. I do it sometimes. He highlighted Nws 2002's comment and hit quote selected text in your reply box instead of his.


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User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

LOL, thanks for the clarification FlyASAGuy2005


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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

UA will put paid pax in Y+ if they did not buy a Y+ ticket before they put any BP-5's or NRSA on the plane it just is easier to move them forward to Y+


"Learn the rules, so you know how to break them properly." -H.H. The Dalai Lama
User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 2967 times:



Quoting Flyiguy (Reply 4):
How are you quoting me off of someone else's quote ???

It's part of a broader plot to destroy you.  Big grin

Quoting Flyiguy (Reply 4):
In the end it's cheaper to fill the plane by giving ugrades to Y+ than deny boarding someone and giving them a travel voucher when there are seats on the plane no matter what class they are...

As I mis-misquoted you earlier, it's not CHEAPer, it's FREEer to give "upgrades." There is no difference in soft product between Y and Y+. The difference between the hard products is 2-4 inches (and a marginally different looking seat).

Once passengers have checked in (i.e. once the last upgrades are sold and FF Elites are upgraded at check in), there is no lost revenue to the airline.


User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

And of course there are a lot of people already going to be moving around when they hand out gate upgrades.

There will never (BETTER NEVER!) be a time when a UA aircraft leaves a paying pax behind and there is a seat open in any of our domestic cabins.



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