I thought of a way for airlines to clear a standby list quicker!

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  1. talkerfly

    talkerfly Silver Member

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    You know how they have a rule that you can't board before your zone is called (say F is zone 0 or zone 1, depends on the airline). However, you can always board after your zone is called. Someone in F can be the last to board the plane, and the gate agent doesn't care. They do care if someone in zone 9 tries to board when it's time to board First Class.

    Anyway, here's what they should do when the standby list is longer than the number of seats left on the plane: if you miss your boarding zone, you miss your flight. The computer will get mad if you scan your boarding pass and the gate agent will have to tell you that you've missed your flight because they already gave away your seat to a standby passenger. Please see customer service for re-booking, and next time don't be late for your boarding zone.

    In other words, instead of clearing the standbys after everyone else has boarded the plane, clear them one zone at a time. That includes First Class. That means if you have an F ticket and you fart around and don't get on the plane when it's time for First Class to board on a full+ flight, the second F is done boarding, they will op-up someone and give them your F seat. :D
     
  2. joejones
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    joejones Silver Member

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    Good way to clear their customer base quicker, too
     
  3. DTWBOB

    DTWBOB Silver Member

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    and what happens if you have a tight connection and barely make the plane, then can't go.


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  4. TRAVELSIG
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    talkerfly- great discussion to start- do you work for an airline? It sounds like one of those "customer unfriendly" ideas that an airline would come up with ;)
     
  5. Sean Colahan
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    And they would then start charging you if you did not board with your proper zone (either before or after it was called)...and the customers base keeps clearing.
     
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  6. thesterlingtraveler

    thesterlingtraveler Gold Member

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    I'm not sure there would be a quicker way to piss off customers.
     
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