More F checked in than Booked??

 
Old Feb 29, 12, 1:45 pm
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More F checked in than Booked??

Was on a recent flight from PDX to IAH (Saturday) where for First:

Capacity = 20
Booked = 10
Checked In = 12

Thats what it stated on the screen, as well as online (CO.com, and the iPhone app).

Interestingly only 10 FC meals were loaded.

Any idea what could cause this? The flight was delayed a few hours due to IRROPS so several people were rebooked. Worked out OK for me, as I missed the morning flight and got lucky that First Class inventory opened up that day (obviously got home VERY late though).
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Old Feb 29, 12, 2:28 pm
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Overbooking?
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Old Feb 29, 12, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by nycboy View Post
Overbooking?
That would be 21 checking in.

I imagine 2 F checked-in and then cancelled.
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Old Feb 29, 12, 7:15 pm
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I've seen weird things on the website, I don't think it's always 100% accurate.

Recently it was something like 10 names on the upgrade cleared list but the flight only showing 8 booked.
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Old Feb 29, 12, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
That would be 21 checking in.

I imagine 2 F checked-in and then cancelled.
There were actually 12 on the flight (although as mentioned only 10 meals)
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Old Feb 29, 12, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Red_Rob View Post
There were actually 12 on the flight (although as mentioned only 10 meals)
Perhaps 2 of the passengers were non-rev?
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Old Feb 29, 12, 9:52 pm
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Perhaps 2 were upgraded at the gate (or as time traveler said, 2 were NRSA.)
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Dosed off last evening after the meal service, FA in the back ate my sundae, before I came to!

See below post for the explanation!!!
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Old Mar 1, 12, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Red_Rob View Post
Was on a recent flight from PDX to IAH (Saturday) where for First:

Capacity = 20
Booked = 10
Checked In = 12

Capacity = 20 = Total FC seats on this aircraft
Booked = 10 = Total passengers paying or upgraded to FC
Checked In = 12 = Total Sundae's needed for the passengers that may be awake, plus 2 extra for the other 2 FA's, just in case less than 2 passengers are sleeping, during this service
This tweaking of the load #'s is normally done in the briefing room, after a tally is taken by the purser, as to who isn't too concerned about porking up during their upcoming flight
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