mouche wrote:...So much for the socalled industrial norm of 10% that some people here still seem to claim is the case.
If you read my posts Mouche, instead of just reacting by trying to find fault with them, you would notice that I amended my original statement:
Kilkis wrote:...It does look like my estimate of 10 % is a bit high. It was based on my personal experience with national carriers some years ago. Given the levels of compensation introduced by Directive EC261, which are in addition to the cost of providing alternative transport, it is possible that the airlines have reduced the level since I did a lot of travelling...
I still think that overbooking is the "norm". That means that the vast majority do it, but not necessarily every single airline. Perhaps the word has a different meaning in Norwegian? There is tons of evidence to support that view. Perhaps you have never experienced it? I have, many times. I also think there is a "typical" figure, because they will all use the same type of cost-benefit analysis to decide what is optimum, but that figure is now less than 10 % because of the impact EC261 has had on the cost side of that analysis. What the exact figure is today I am not sure. I don't have the contacts today that I had when I discovered the 10 % figure. Perhaps around 5 % but that is just a guess, it could be lower or higher.