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Old 10-23-2019, 11:30 AM
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Overbooking is only one reason why you might get bumped, though. There might be an unexpected weight restriction, or a smaller plane, or a broken seat, or urgent employee travel (which IIRC is what precipitated the situation with David Dao).

JetBlue doesn't overbook, but it has had fairly high rates of bumping at times.
That article is from 2017. JetBlue seems to have addressed that problem. And so has United!

http://money.com/money/5639829/sorry...st-passengers/

From this article, from "About 15,000 passengers were denied their airplane seats involuntarily over the year ending in April 2018"

Spirit
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Originally Posted by Money
Total boarding: 23,780,619
Passengers denied boarding: 1,846
Passengers denied boarding involuntarily, per million: 78
Frontier
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Total boarding: 17,432,894
Passengers denied boarding: 964
Passengers denied boarding involuntarily, per million: 55
Southwest
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Total boarding: 157,754,667
Passengers denied boarding: 6,411
Passengers denied boarding involuntarily, per million: 41
Alaska
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Total boarding: 25,170,875
Passengers denied boarding: 703
Passengers denied boarding involuntarily, per million: 28
American:
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Total boarding: 131,762,176
Passengers denied boarding: 3,115
Passengers denied boarding involuntarily, per million: 24
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Originally Posted by Money
Compare their stats to Delta, which served two million more passengers than American and only turned away three passengers for every million boarded. The other two airlines surveyed were United (13 passengers bumped) and JetBlue (just two passengers bumped).