May be involventarily denied boarding tomorrow

Old Jul 12, 19, 8:53 am
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May be involventarily denied boarding tomorrow

I've just checked into my flight for OA334 tomorrow. (ATH-CHQ) [Ageian purchased Olympic Air metal] and I've been told that I can't get a boarding pass because my status is "Standby". The ticket purchased is via Agenian airlines on a Flex ticket and ticket class V.

What are my rights? It's a fully purchased ticket and it sounds like I'm being screwed out of my flight.

What are the things that I'll need for EU261 comp?
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Old Jul 12, 19, 9:21 am
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When did you buy your ticket? Did you check-in on the OA or the A3 site?
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Old Jul 12, 19, 9:24 am
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Checkin was prompted by OA.

I can't find a way to checkin via A3.

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Old Jul 12, 19, 10:41 am
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Just wait and see whether you'll get on the flight or not before freaking out.
There are plenty of flights between ATH and CHQ. And worst case they could still put you on a flight to HER.

If they end up denying boarding, they'll have to (obviously) get you a new flight and pay 250 EUR (if I'm not mistaken).
Did you check in on the early or on the late side?
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Old Jul 12, 19, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by monksy View Post
Ageian
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Agenian
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Agenan
Maybe some of the details filled in during purchase were incorrect?
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Old Jul 12, 19, 12:32 pm
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The airline must first seek volunteers, and only if there aren’t enough would they be allowed to involuntarily deny boarding. Obviously the offer for voluntarily not taking the flight is likely to be less than the forced compensation.

If you are eventually denied boarding then Article 4 of EC261 applies, which mandates compensation under Article 7 plus duty of care. The compensation for that flight distance would be €250.

However, I suspect this is a glitch and it’s unlikely you’ll have a problem if you really want to be on that particular flight.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 12:37 pm
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Has the OP reserved a specific seat? If it's still possible to do so, this could marginally help, so it *might* be worth paying for an advanced seat assignment or better seat if possible.

If the OA CoC is available online (and in a language one can read), it might be useful to look at what they say about how oversold flights are handles and what priority orderings OA uses for IDBs. Obviously EC261 regulations prevail, but it would be good to be familiar with this particular airline's procedures in such situations. If the delay is long, an IDBed passenger could be entitled to meals or even a hotel room.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 8:18 pm
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...{snip}...(and in a language one can read)...{snip}...
Just as an aside; Greek, which I assume is a language that MSPeconomist thinks that one cannot read, is read (and spoken) by millions of people...
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Old Jul 12, 19, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
Just as an aside; Greek, which I assume is a language that MSPeconomist thinks that one cannot read, is read (and spoken) by millions of people...
assuming youíre getting at what I think youíre getting at (that you think MSPeconomist is suggesting that not even one person can speak Greek), I believe in this case she is using one as a pronoun

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_(pronoun)
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Old Jul 13, 19, 3:51 am
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An update: oversold

Waiting in line at the gate. They offered a later flight at the check-in counter.
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Old Jul 13, 19, 4:29 am
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An update: oversold

Waiting in line at the gate. They offered a later flight at the check-in counter.
Did they advise you of your rights under EC261, as they have to do? With the number of flights every day itís often worth taking the Ä250, but make sure itís paid in cash rather than being fobbed off with vouchers.
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Old Jul 13, 19, 8:39 am
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assuming you’re getting at what I think you’re getting at (that you think MSPeconomist is suggesting that not even one person can speak Greek), I believe in this case she is using one as a pronoun

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_(pronoun)
No, this not what I think that MSPeconomist was suggesting. I'm very well aware of both the use of "one" as a pronoun as well as of what was in her/his mind. Still, on behalf of a "minority" (there are only about 10 million Greeks in the world ), I am a bit fed up by suggestions, direct or indirect, that absolutely everything should be made available in English. After all, there are more native Spanish speakers (even in the US!) and I've never heard a Colombian/Spaniard/etc. suggesting anything of the kind. In this particular case the comment about a language that one can read was completely unnecessary: had MSPeconomist googled "Olympic Airways" and "Conditions of Carriage" (s)he would have found this page, which is the second one to be returned by the specific search
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No, this not what I think that MSPeconomist was suggesting. I'm very well aware of both the use of "one" as a pronoun as well as of what was in her/his mind. Still, on behalf of a "minority" (there are only about 10 million Greeks in the world ), I am a bit fed up by suggestions, direct or indirect, that absolutely everything should be made available in English. After all, there are more native Spanish speakers (even in the US!) and I've never heard a Colombian/Spaniard/etc. suggesting anything of the kind. In this particular case the comment about a language that one can read was completely unnecessary: had MSPeconomist googled "Olympic Airways" and "Conditions of Carriage" (s)he would have found this page, which is the second one to be returned by the specific search
i think you could be reading too much into this.
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Did they advise you of your rights under EC261, as they have to do? With the number of flights every day itís often worth taking the Ä250, but make sure itís paid in cash rather than being fobbed off with vouchers.
What happened in the end? It's happened to me in the past, that they were looking for volunteers (desperately) at the gate, to depart 2 days later (no other flight in between) and get 500 euro (and all paid hotels etc.). In the end, a pax.-crew staff of other airline offered to travel jumpseat, captain accepted and issue was resolved.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 4:29 pm
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Ended up queueing for the front desk, they gave me a bp with 28a and there was a long line behind me
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