Does DL overbook domestic F?

Old Nov 10, 13, 5:14 pm
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Does DL overbook domestic F?

I'm on a flight next Saturday (LAX to a DL hub).

Seat map (both on the DL app and on ExpertFlyer) shows 7 unassigned F seats. However, ExpertFlyer lists the flight as F8.

Does DL overbook domestic F?

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Old Nov 10, 13, 5:28 pm
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There are reports of ITNL BE being overbooked, so if that is the case, it wouldn't surprise me if they overbook F.

Also could be they always block off a seat for a FAM, just in case (this is just a W.A.G.)
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Old Nov 10, 13, 7:41 pm
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Yes they do.

I purchased a day-before-departure FC ticket in 2010 and they downgraded me at the gate to a coach seat and refunded some of my money.

Flight was from some small city in SD to PDX through MSP.

I was shocked.
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Old Nov 10, 13, 7:48 pm
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Yes, however based on some anecdotal points it sounds like DL may be getting over-aggressive on the BE/F oversell. Will have to monitor this and see if it becomes a trend or is just an anomaly.
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Old Nov 10, 13, 8:16 pm
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It may happen from time to time but generally the answer is no.

Beyond that, the market isn't such that it would happen naturally anyway....at least very often.
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Old Nov 10, 13, 9:49 pm
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Domestic F oversell happened to me. I purchased an A or P fare (I realize, technically not F) around last Christmas, BWI-DTW, and I got a call from DL customer service about a week later saying the F cabin was oversold. I was offered a $300 voucher and a coach seat on the same flight or a move to another flight.

This was a true win for this DL flyer as I asked to be swapped to DCA-DTW (-DCA) and the agent was able to accommodate my request and I got to keep the $300 voucher.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 2:38 am
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They used to not oversell F, but these days I've seen quite a few instances of that.
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