Why Airlines Sell More Seats Than They Have

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If you're wondering why this video is a bit less polished than normal ones, it's because I quite literally started work on it five hours ago. Just wanted to get it out when this news story is still relevant! Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this extra video!

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Joshua McDonald
Joshua McDonald

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Abhishek
Abhishek

Hey 🅱️endover.

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Jekaterina Fedjunina
Jekaterina Fedjunina

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Sgt. Hippie Cat
Sgt. Hippie Cat

why is it so quiet

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maddoxhell
maddoxhell

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enzhus
enzhus

We united to beat customer!!!

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Rachel McClain
Rachel McClain

Actually, Southwest does not fly at Chicago O Hare, they fly at Midway airport

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Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk

STOP OVERBOOKING

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Aeturnalis
Aeturnalis

The government should have grounded United for 30 days for that... make it hurt enough that they'll get their shit together and there won't be a next time.

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Dill Pickle Farms
Dill Pickle Farms

The incident actually happened on a skywest flight which fly for regional flights it fly for united, American and delta

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Patrick Pierre
Patrick Pierre

This makes me so mad and I don't even fly.

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nexusanphans
nexusanphans

Don't know about this but I'm certain this is fraud. It should be illegal.

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Petar Dambovaliev
Petar Dambovaliev

This is not legal in the EU. If I buy a ticket, you can't deny me boarding :)

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felipe bejarano
felipe bejarano

My grandma almost missed her flight back to colombia beacuse LATAM overbooked her flight but a nice man gave her his seat

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9sorem9
9sorem9

Why is the audio so low?

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Michael Haflich
Michael Haflich

Why do airlines sell more seats than they should??? One word friend: Money (Krabs voice)

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Gaming123 and vlogs
Gaming123 and vlogs

Michael Haflich unfunny N I G G A B I T C H

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Davide Casarin
Davide Casarin

Wendover can you speak louder ? It's silent here, volume at max and can't hear well.

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Edmund Bloxam
Edmund Bloxam

I like the tips on how to avoid the unlikely event of being bumped.

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James Dinius
James Dinius

I don't care about the no-show stuff. Selling something you don't have is a rotten business practice. It's just wrong. I usually don't advocate government intervention in private business but seriously, I wish something could be done about this. How much money does an airline on a short route loose on a coach no show anyway? I highly doubt a budget traveller is paying for airplane food. I've heard many horror stories of vacationers getting stranded, missing school/work, even one who missed their cruise even though they planned to arrive 4 DAYS EARLY! This is just unfair and since everyone is doing it it'll never stop.

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michyfish
michyfish

One time my dad was flying Qatar airways from Qatar to Sinapore and they overbooked by 5 people in economy class so they moved my dad to buisness class.

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Amirable
Amirable

good for your dad haha :)

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Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk

Airlines, PLEASE AVOID OVERBOOKING. STOP BEING GREEDY

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dandansfu
dandansfu

but it doesn’t make sense. I mean we don’t know how often the dr who got dragged fly. But as a dr who needs to fly for patient plus a single person is usually not the one who should be kicked off.

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dandansfu
dandansfu

Maybe coz Americans are just not that committed to plans or time

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Ryan Z
Ryan Z

I hope that guy sued and got millions from that worthless nasty airline.

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Connecticut Ball
Connecticut Ball

JetBlue stopped flying from Long Beach to Oakland.

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AlexisBubba15
AlexisBubba15

It Is a huge deal when all the time you have is a couple days homie.

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Austin Downing
Austin Downing

Because they are ass holes. There I said it.

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Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk

DON'T OVERBOOK. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. I DON'T CARE IF YOU LOSE PROFIT. STOP PUTTING PEOPLE IN TOUGH SITUATIONS!

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Adam Zeman
Adam Zeman

it should be prohibited!

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Flashstar 123
Flashstar 123

Solution: Dint fly united airlines.

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JRBUISEXCAVATING
JRBUISEXCAVATING

After recently flying spirit air, I will never fly them again. Jet blue is considered a budget airline and was far superior to spirit. I’ll pay the extra money.

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Hadley Jolley
Hadley Jolley

Stupidest overbooking I have ever seen: a Caribbean fishing island whose daily service to the tourist island is a six-seat plane. Several times a year, an American college program flies in enough students to fill the plane and charter a small plane from the local air service. They shuttle the students back and forth, and particularly back, so these flights WILL be full. Especially sending the students home. Which is when the airline overbooked the six-seat plane. Because of course they did.

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Whitefox52
Whitefox52

Best thing to do is say you checked a lot of bags and make them look through all of the bags and delay the flight even more just to piss them off the just be oh never mind after 30:00 minutes

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Davit Tech Tips
Davit Tech Tips

GI gxghgeheho

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igotanM16
igotanM16

The Chicago Police Department beat and dragged that man off the plane... And then sat back quietly while United Airlines took the blame and the massive wave of negative publicity. Real "bravery". More like the biggest group of cowards in the country.

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Aimeeisntoffcentredanymore
Aimeeisntoffcentredanymore

US domestic flights? You mean domestic abuse flights

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Law For All
Law For All

The audio is horrible

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Tou
Tou

0:14 OK boomer

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Kanbei
Kanbei

2.5 years later and nobody talks about this incident anymore. It was simply forgotten and I doubt airlines have changed their practices

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Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk

Just stop overbooking. Period. Airlines are SO DESPERATE to gain money but their service sucks. It doesn't pay off.

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Юлия Страхова
Юлия Страхова

00:08 drag - to pull (someone or something that is heavy or difficult to move) 00:16 impetus - a force that causes something (such as a process or activity) to be done or to become more active The tragic accident became an impetus for changing the safety regulations. His discoveries have given researchers the impetus to try something new. 00:36 instill - to gradually cause someone to have (an attitude, feeling, etc.) The coach is trying to instill in/into the players a feeling of confidence. 01:16 rural = of or relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city 01:44 wary - not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble Investors are increasingly wary about putting money into stocks. 01:51 CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET - hidden secret, secret which is protected

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Sokoya Adedolapo
Sokoya Adedolapo

you have your answer from 0:00 to 0:30

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Dark Knight
Dark Knight

It’s extremely unethical and immoral. Next time this happens... All passengers must stand together and walk out of the plane.

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Eric Chevez
Eric Chevez

dude your volume recording is atrociously low..

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AstralWither
AstralWither

3:16 jetblue ftw

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Ailuropoda Melanoleuca
Ailuropoda Melanoleuca

Consumers are retards and airlines have become fraudulent businesses!!!

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Scott Martin
Scott Martin

Overbook my flight, I always take the voucher! I got offered by delta to take the following days flight with a 4 star hotel accommodation, free food/drink vouchers, and 1,000$USD. I’ll take that offer anytime I fly!

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infinitecanadian
infinitecanadian

I was on a flight from Las Vegas to Vancouver. It was completely full, but everyone there made it on.

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Scuz24
Scuz24

anyone knows whats the background song for 3:04 ?

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Potato Man
Potato Man

why is my mans 30 feet from the microphone?

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iTawri
iTawri

Not sure if anyone has said this, but Louisville is pronounced differently than what you said. :) Just found your channel and love it! I'm on a watching spree now

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link
link

He said it right (at least the first time not sure about if he said it other times)

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lonelyPorterCH
lonelyPorterCH

Good luck, I never got denyed^^

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Dhvanan Trivedi
Dhvanan Trivedi

Is it just me or the audio is actually really low? Can hardly hear him

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Chris Coronado
Chris Coronado

I am new to your videos and have been enjoying them very much. Any chance we can see some specific airplanes and/or the tech they employ? Like maybe stealth tech on a B-2 or F-117 etc. ? Thank you!

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Spade
Spade

*cough cough* American *cough cough*

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Larry Peanut
Larry Peanut

who disliked this kys

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Samuel Perkins
Samuel Perkins

I was that Bangor to DC flight and 4 people got overbooked on that aa flight No more flights for 3 days out of Bangor

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delphur rewank
delphur rewank

whats the background song for 3:04 thanks

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Scuz24
Scuz24

yes please someone tell

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Alex Lye
Alex Lye

increse the volume of all your videos. i turn my volume up to the max n i can barely hear the audio tq

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Tawana Raulston
Tawana Raulston

I don't think I will be flying United anytime soon.

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alphagamer047
alphagamer047

Fu** United, worst airline in the world!

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吃茶猫
吃茶猫

You can say it is for "cheap price",or it is for "profit" in essence.

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Zinn's Tiger Town Mowers
Zinn's Tiger Town Mowers

I'd be pissed

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B_Amazing Games
B_Amazing Games

United didn't drag him off the police did

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FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

No, United called the police to drag them off, it’s still United’s fault.

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ReyJ
ReyJ

Why do people buy tickets and then no show? I understand sudden illness or emergency but the rate seems high

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stylesrj
stylesrj

Probably that, or people forget when their flight is, they turn up late on the day or there's a sudden change of plans that isn't illness or an emergency and they don't have the time to cancel the flight and get their refund. And probably of course one or two people who just like to throw money around and buy tickets for flights they'll never take.

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Petar Dambovaliev
Petar Dambovaliev

This is not legal in the EU :)

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Petar Dambovaliev
Petar Dambovaliev

@turtle guy370 No, it is not. If you buy a ticket, they cannot sell the same seat to someone else and throw you off the flight. This garbage only happens in shit countries.

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turtle guy370
turtle guy370

Petar Dambovaliev yes it is

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James K
James K

if thry dont show up isnt it just their fault? the ticket was still paid for.

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stylesrj
stylesrj

Yeah but you have an empty seat that could be filled by someone who might buy from your overpriced snack trolley.

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Rikki R
Rikki R

Consumers want a cheaper flight more than they want a better travel experience. Is there such thing as a better travel experience? Is there even a good travel experience?

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Jeff Bourke
Jeff Bourke

It's not good news that the models are getting better. It only translates into more profit for airlines and more inconvenience and disrespect to passengers.

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Smug Megumin
Smug Megumin

Physical Removal™ but without the helicopter

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Chad B
Chad B

This is one of the worst "legal" scams big companies can get away with to screw us customers over

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turtle guy370
turtle guy370

Chad B how is this a scam first of all you agree to it when you buy a ticket and 2nd it’s making your tickets cheaper

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John Holifield
John Holifield

Money rules!!!

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djocapn
djocapn

To this day, I still don't understand why United gets the blame for this guy. Yes, they called the police to remove him, but it wasn't a United employee who did the removing. It was the police.

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stylesrj
stylesrj

Because it happened on their plane and it was their fault for letting it escalate that much.

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Manav Gajera
Manav Gajera

After that incident of United Airlines, I decided not to fly on that airline ever again, but my dad recently booked my ticket from Mumbai to New York in United, and I can't cancel it. Wish me luck that they never throw me out of plane 🤞🤞

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FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

Manav Gajera Just because you’ve heard something bad about United, doesn’t mean you’ll never fly on them, that’s just ignorant.

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Charles Conover
Charles Conover

Yay Maine was in this video!

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Yusur Kassem
Yusur Kassem

Wtf you pay money for a ticket than you’re not allowed to be on the flight cuz you booked late (even though you paid more by booking late)

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Hi There
Hi There

This entire comment section is getting the most important fact wrong. It wasn’t UA, it was on a flight being operated by Republic airlines. So United wasn’t at fault anywhere.

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Julio Marquez
Julio Marquez

Overbooking is an unethical practice in the airline industry. If they want to do this practice, they should do it in a fair way. If a flight is fully booked and will still sell boarding passes, let the customer know “YOU ARE TAKING A RISK BY PURCHASING THIS TICKET. IF ANOTHER CUSTOMER DOES NOT SHOW UP TO THEIR FLIGHT, THEN THE SEAT WILL BECOME YOURS. IF THE CUSTOMER DOES SHOW UP, YOU CAN BE PUT ON THE NEXT FLIGHT OR HAVE CREDIT TK USE FOR A FUTURE FLIGHT.” In caps so people can actually pay attention to the warning.

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William W. Campbell-Shepherd IX
William W. Campbell-Shepherd IX

United American and Delta are still the top airlines in our country...find it hard to blame the entire corporation for the poor action of a few

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Oleie
Oleie

I’ve never experience that in a Japanese company flight. I wish they do so I could get business class more often

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tim nixon
tim nixon

@ 1:58 that's the buffalo airport isn't it? From buffalo!

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Hi There
Hi There

Surprises me how stupid people are. Stop blaming United

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Vi Bn
Vi Bn

Si te devolvieran el dinero en caso de no volar

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Phillip Conley
Phillip Conley

Either way it is completely stupid to overbook a flight!! If a customer buys a ticket and doesn’t show up, the airline wins because that’s less weight that plane has to carry which means less fuel used to get it in the air. Smh.

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