Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
Your being paranoid, I've flown on plenty of award tickests and everytime have gotten a seat. Plus when TWA was around I upgraded myself to first for a small fee, I beleive Delta has a similar program.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1178 times:
Award seat availability is limited, but once you have your ticket you are as confirmed as any other passenger. That having been said, any passenger could be involuntarily denied boarding in an overbook situation. Generally Delta has no problem getting people off the aircraft by offering vouchers. If you did happen to be bumped you would be protected on a later flight and given vouchers.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
I just flew RIC-ATL-LGW on a Delta award ticket and had no problem. The seat assignments I obtained several months prior were still good. They even let me stand by for a seat on an earlier flight from ATL-RIC, and I got it. I was second on the standby list. So you shouldn't have any problem.
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
As noted above, the problem with frequent flyer programs lies with booking your flights since the airlines only allot a certain number of award seats per flight. Once you have a confirmed booking, you are treated just like any other passenger - so, in the event of irregular operations, you have exactly the same rights as anyone on a paid revenue ticket. Although award tickets are non-rev, they are not non-rev employee tickets which are often on a stand-by basis.