Involuntary bumping climbs to highest point in 11 years

02/6/2008 | USA Today

Airlines denied boarding to 63,878 passengers in 2007, the highest rate in 11 years, according to DOT statistics. The statistics also indicate that most passengers who were bumped agreed to switch flights. An Air Transport Association spokesman said full planes and frequent delays prevented carriers from finding convenient alternatives for some travelers on overbooked flights.

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