USXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 907 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
.. that's also the only way you'll get a good "idea" of how heavy a flight is... since we (employees) normally do not have access to other airlines' inventory, their non-rev lines will normally tell you how full (or bad) a flight is looking without releasing that data. Its just not normal public knowledge... and if you call res and ask those questions, they will get very suspicious.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
Quoting USXguy (Reply 14): and if you call res and ask those questions, they will get very suspicious.
are you hoping to get bumped or something?
Note though that airlines' (for most US airlines, at least) reservations agents are required* upon request to disclose if a given flight is oversold (they just have to give you a yes/no, however, they are not required to tell you how full a non-oversold flight is nor are they required to tell you by how many seats they're oversold by).
* For CO, see Contract of Carriage Rule 4, paragraph G; for DL, see Domestic General Rules Rule 200 paragrahph 4; for NW, see Domestic General Rules rule 115 paragraph B, etc, etc.
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