Air Travel (Airfares, Frequent Flyer Programs, Airport)


Find out how to get the best airfare and flight schedule for your needs and budget. Learn about onboard upgrades and bumping. Learn how to avoid problems with airport check-in, security, and immigration

Airlines routinely sell more tickets on a plane than there are seats. They expect no-shows. Most of the time this causes no problems. If there is trouble, often they can find volunteers who will receive some compensation to take a later flight. Once in a rare while, airlines have to involuntarily bump someone. This explains your rights if this happens to you and why I am glad I have volunteered to be bumped a couple of times.