9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 820 times:
I was onboard UA916 from IAD to FRA on Monday and the flight was packed in all classes. One of the FAs told me that nearly 250 people showed up with their Y-Class tickets while there are only 197 seats. They tried to put those pax on other UA/LH flights but you can guess what the problem was there...
I think this has to do with the fact that September is the first month where rates come back to a resonable level after the horribly expensive months July and August.
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 777 times:
With the way the loads are looking, standby travellers are not likely to know whether or not they will make the flight until shortly before departure. If you are a nonrev, make sure you have "bump" protection on your hotel reservations and such. It also depends on which day you are travelling and which city you are going to.