|Quoting CO2BGR (Reply 6):|
On a 50 seat aircraft that would be a ERJ145ER that they hold anywhere from 3 to 5 seats for weight restrictions that can not be booked. they are not included in the total booked number. The number of nonrevs is listed over on the rightand is not included in any of the totals.
True that they're not included in the totals, however, technically they CAN
be sold. Unless a weight restriction demands that you have an oversale, you can sell the held seats theoretically.
Let's say you have a 737-700, with 12/112. You have a no-show factor of 10%, ergo, pushing the authorized (AU) level to 12/124. Then you subtract the held seats of, say, 10, bringing it back down to 12/126.
That's your new AU
level, which is higher than capacity even with the held seats.
So it's a bit misleading. I wouldn't sweat the held seats much if it's a domestic segment. If it's Latin, then you probably have to keep a closer eye on things.