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No excuse for kicking passengers off planes

It is almost unbelievable that airlines are still allowed to overbook then legally force passengers off flights.

The offering of compensation is no excuse, even when it is done properly.

Why should paid-up passengers have to change their plans (not always possible, of course) to make airline executives even richer?

A simple solution would be for airlines to underbook and keep a few seats free.

They could then use these for repositioning staff, offer them to standby passengers, or even at a premium to short-notice bookers.


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