Why Do Airlines Overbook Flights?

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    I recently came across an article by Eric Jordan, the Conde Nast Traveler Ombudsman, about what type of compensation to expect when you are bumped from a flight due to airline overbooking. Keep in mind this refers to being involuntarily bumped from a flight, as opposed to voluntarily offering to take another routing. His suggestions for overbooking compensation are spot-on, so I won't rehash them here, but I thought it might be interesting to talk about why airlines oversell flights in the first place. The post Why Do Airlines Overbook Flights? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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