Old Feb 25, 19, 11:58 am
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Often1
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Check closer to the day of departure, if you see the flight isn't available for sale and goes to Y0/J0 there's a good chance it's oversold.
The flight may be overbooked, but it cannot be oversold until there are more passengers properly presenting themselves for boarding than there are seats available. That won't be until 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Overbooking is not only common but pretty much universal. Oversales are very rare because AA's RM/IM software is quite precise.
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