I have a friend who was booked on AA 20 yesterday (Wed. 6/20) on a 763 from SFO-JFK. This flight was supposed to leave SFO at 3 pm, but was 'cancelled' (or, according to one phone agent, 'disappeared'). AA texted her telling her she had already been rebooked on a fairly horrible alternative itinerary. However, unbeknownst to us, AA had created a new flight, AA 9231, on a 752 from SFO-JFK leaving at the exact same time (3 pm), which of course they never offered or even told her about. So, I want to know, does this count as involuntary denied boarding? Or is changing flight numbers for what is effectively the same flight just a really skeezey way that AA got around IDBing people (and thus having to pay them the compensation they deserve)? As an additional note, we got her on a United flight (after some amount difficulty, including AA spelling her name wrong when sending the ticket over) that at least got her to NY in time for work (though 6 hours later than she would have on AA 9231).