PatrickZ80 wrote:Despite those previous cases EasyJet still didn't adapt their policy. They still overbook. Bumping passengers gives them a lot of negative publicity, so perhaps it's better to stop overbooking. Ryanair doesn't overbook and on average they're even cheaper than EasyJet, so financially there's no need.
It's my understanding that virtually every airline overbooks flights based on statistics tied to no-shows and missed connections. Why would easyJet not be doing this?
If all the facts are indeed true, then it seems to me that the aftermath and how they dealt with the situation is what actually needs fixing.
drgmobile wrote:Ah yes, the whole "overbooking" thing. My favourite overbooking story is my own. Once I missed my Air Canada flight from DCA to YOW as it had left the day before (I had changed the flight and the Air Canada computer defaults to the previous day when you do that, which I didn't realize until too late). In any case, the only way for me to get home the same day was to pay $1200 for the nonstop flight leaving in three hours.
Sitting at the gate a few hours later, they called for a volunteer as they were "overbooked." By one.
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