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Old April 12th, 2017, 09:47 AM
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Re: United airlines passenger dragged out of flight

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Originally Posted by kalidas View Post
I read one of the articles where they tried to defend United.

“A bakery doesn’t want to have a lot of extra pastries at the end of the day they have to throw out,” said Seth Kaplan, managing partner at Airline Weekly, an industry publication. “To an airline, an empty seat is basically the same thing as stale bread. It’s something they can never sell again.”

That is complete and utter bullshit.

The analogy would be like this. A bakery bakes 100 cookies, but sells it to 110 customers because it knows that some of the customers may not show up on time to pick up their cookies. If more than 100 customers do show up, they reserve the right to deny customers the cookies they bought. On top of that, if an employee is hungry, they get to eat the cookie before the customer who bought and paid for it!

What horseshit!
In fact, aren't the airlines actually double-dipping If they are over-booking seats because people cancel and they have to fly with empty-seats... don't those canceled tickets generate them revenue when they charge cancellation-fees? Isn't that double-dipping
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