|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):|
|Quoting ewrflyer412 (Reply 2):|
Thanks for your response. Wow, I can't believe they told you to stand! That's hilarious. This is actually Continental, Not US Airways, but no, I don't think any airline would allow that. I'd think there's at least a few laws against that. I'm sure seats will become available at some point. I know people could cancel or miss a flight or something, but I'm just wondering how they could sell me a ticket and then bank on something like that happening? I can't exactly risk it because it's not a direct flight. I'd be stranded in Cleveland. I guess we'll just have to see as we get closer.
|Quoting ewrflyer412 (Reply 2):|
This is actually Continental, Not US Airways, but no, I don't think any airline would allow that. I'd think there's at least a few laws against that.
|Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 3):|
Also, sometimes the seats up front reserved for preferred (Elite) members are actually available but just blocked out from non-Elites. Also, some seats are always blocked and reserved for assignment at the gate. For example, DL blocks out the last 2 rows on every MD-88 on the online seat map but those seats are open even if the seat map shows full.
There's also the other routes that PlymSpotter points out in Reply 1 - misconnects, cancellations, ticket changes, etc.
|Quoting NateSantiago88 (Reply 6):|
Same thing happened to me this past tuesday with Delta from PBI to ATL. Booked the ticket and no assignments available. Got to PBI checked in and on the ticket it says seat request. Go through security. Go up to the desk at the gate and got my boarding pass with 36F on the 757. I was nervous at first because I'm thinking the flight is overbooked (which it was, 160 people for 155 seats) and wouldn't be able to get on the flight but things went good.
|Quoting ewrflyer412 (Reply 7):|
Will be interested to see how they handle this, though. I certainly don't want to be heading to Cleveland without an assigned seat on the CLE-JAX segment.
|Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 8):|
While not "ideal", at least if you get bumped because of oversell, the airline has to cover your expenses (hotel, food vouchers) plus give you compensation. And before you are forced off the flight, they will offer voluntary bumps. The seats reserved for Elites will open up at check-in. I do believe you have to check-in at the kiosk at the airport to access those though - you can't access them at home when/if you check-in online (at least you can't on DL).
|Quoting ewrflyer412 (Reply 9):|
I'll be checking in at the kiosk anyway because I have to check my bag, as all the flights are on ERJ's. Thanks for your input!
|Quoting exFATboy (Reply 12):|
You can still check in on-line at the 24 hour mark to try to get a seat assignment, even if checking a bag. If your bag is normally carry-on size but you have to check it because you're on an ERJ, you should be able to take it through security and gate-check it.
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