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Tickets on local Airlines

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Tickets on local Airlines

Hi Everyone

I have taken your suggestions and booked flights to Las Vegas from Anaheim on Jet Blue and also the return on South West as I need to return to LAX rather than Burbank.

Iam a bit concerned because of the cheap rates are these seats confirmed on payment Will we get off loaded ??? I need some assurance as I really do not to be left stranded when we have International flights to catch to go back home.

I have saved heaps on time and money thanks to all your suggestions and Iam really very grateful. Something is worring me as I feel I may not have read the finer print kinda and missed a line somewhere


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1. Re: Tickets on local Airlines

You seat is confirmed on payment. But there is still the usual possibility you might get bumped. It probably won't happen. It almost certainly won't happen. But it could happen.

You should call the airlines. They will be able to answer your questions and offer you the sort of reassurances that no-one here can do.

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2. Re: Tickets on local Airlines

We flew Southwest a couple of times in he US and they were fine.

Just need the printed confirmation paper to take with you for check-in.

We didn't get any seat allocations, and were last on the plane, so we were spread out .. but it didn't matter for such short flights.

Check in early if you're worried.

We were on a flight once a couple of years ago and once we were seated on the aircraft, they asked if anyone wanted to give up their seat for someone else ... they offered a free flight for anyone willing to do so, so there were a few offers. You don't have to do that.

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3. Re: Tickets on local Airlines

Unless you've specifically booked a "stand by" ticket, these seats are in effect guaranteed. However, I flew Southwest just a week ago and the flight home was apparently oversold - they asked for a couple of volunteers to take a later flight in exchange for some ticket vouchers / airline credits etc. I think a few people volunteered - not sure what they would have done if no one did.

But normally you'd have nothing to worry about.

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4. Re: Tickets on local Airlines

If the flight is oversold they will ask for volunteers, as MachThree points out. If they don't get any/enough they keep upping the ante (more credts, etc) until they do. I've never had them not get enough people. Some people purposely book flights they think will be oversold so they can cash in.

The flights are confirmed. Seats on Southwest are not pre-assigned but rather you are given a group code when you check in. The earlier you check in the better your group code. Try to check in online 24 hours before your flight. However, it's a very short flight.

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5. Re: Tickets on local Airlines

Thanks to all of you. Your reassurance is very comforting.

Yes Iam flying into LA on the day prior to departure as I always leave room for "what if" situations.

Thanks once again

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