Old Jan 27, 20, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by Stocktc1 View Post
Do people just walk up to the gate people ? I have no other reason to talk to them. Do others just go up to them and ask ?
Yes? If you want to maximize your chances.

Note that just because you weren't subsequently paged or asked, doesn't necessarily mean you missed an opportunity -- sometimes they end up not needing people because of no-shows it they're able to make other arrangements etc. Just tonight I had a flight that was soliciting bids at OLCI (and not available for purchase in any class of service), to when I politely asked the GA when the flight opened if they were still overbooked they said no, and they ended up clearing the entire standby list too.

There's a large body of experience collected in the main VDB thread should you be interested in more (there's a quick guide in the wiki, and a link to a post with more detailed how-to advice)

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...-boarding.html

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