Flight 'ran out of seats', couldn't check in, is that a 'bump'?
May 18, 2014 1:06 PM Subscribe
Flying back from a small regional airport, I had the pleasure of discovering there were no more seats available on my return flight. I had booked the round trip on American Airlines through Expedia several weeks earlier. The airlines wouldn't let me check in online due to the lack of seats, and when I got to the airport they basically set me up on a much later flight the next day. Am I entitled to compensation for an overbooked flight?
posted by NBJack to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've gone through this DOT guide
, but I'm not sure exactly if what happened constitutes a bump. I keep reading the word "confirmed", but since I wasn't allowed to check-in, I don't know if that still applies.
I want to press the issue with them, but I need to know if I'm standing on solid ground here.