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Old 13th Apr 2017, 23:24
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Gertrude the Wombat
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Once Upon A Time the no-show high-paying flexible ticket holders used to be dealt with by something called "standby". When the flight was notionally full, you got sold a "standby" ticket, which entitled you to stand by the bottom of the steps, wait until no more confirmed passengers turned up, then get into the aircraft.

I was never denied boarding on a standby ticket, but if I had been

(a) it would have happened before I'd got onto the aircraft
(b) I wouldn't have been upset, because I knew exactly what I was buying.
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