Mike Putman a special guest contributor on Tnooz.com Travel Tech Blog

Our own, Mike Putman, was published on October 26th, 2012 on the travel blog “TNooz – Talking Travel Tech” as a special guest contributor. Click here to read full article at www.tnooz.com.

What are the chances of being bumped on a US airline even when holding a confirmed ticket?
Why do airlines oversell their flights? To “maximize” revenue, of course.
You see, back in the good ol’ days of paper tickets and telephone reservations, you could make a reservation and have an “open” ticket. Technically you can still do this, but it’s rarely done. During those times, the airlines didn’t necessarily associate the purchase of the ticket with the reservation.

While this flexibility was good for the traveler, it wreaked havoc on load factors for airlines, especially on heavy business traveler routes. Some flights could experience as high as 20-30% no shows. So a practice was accepted of “overselling” the flight…

Click here to read full article @ www.tnooz.com.