Summary: Video of a screaming man being forcibly removed from an overbooked
United Airlines flight goes viral
But for one fan the wait almost went on after an overbooked
flight left him stranded on the tarmac at Cardiff Airport.
Furthermore, Air Force Instruction 24-101, Transportation Passenger Movement, states, "The traveler may not keep compensation for 'denied boarding' when an airline does not allow a traveler to board an overbooked
While I made the Bahrain to Abu Dhabi flight, I was bumped off the connecting flight, because it was overbooked
"We were told legally they're allowed to overbook
a flight by 10% by the EU.
After waiting for more than two hours in the check-in line, my mother was informed that her flight with a particular Dubai airline was overbooked
and she would not be able to board.
"We thought it would be just routine but when we tried to get back on, we were among about 20 passengers who were told the flight was overbooked
and we were not allowed to re-board.
Many airlines still routinely overbook
flights because a small number of passengers do not show up.
"On average, around 5% of passengers booked on our flights do not show for those flights and on average we overbook
by around 1% which is one or two passengers per flight.
IT'S NOT just airlines that overbook
in case a few passengers don't turn up for a flight.
"It is common for carriers to overbook
seats to maximise earnings.
With summer holidays not far away, it's time to review what overbooking is, why airlines overbook
their flights and what you as a traveller can do about it.