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Would you Buy a Consolidator Ticket on a Flight that was Full?

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I'm not sure there is a final answer on this, just looking for opinions or maybe things I hadn't thought of. I'm interested in a RT N/S both-ways ticket on United for a certain date this summer, but United's fares are too high for me. I will book another airline with a stop rather than buy it, even though I really would far prefer nonstop both ways, of course. If you look at the seating charts on this flight on the United website, it says there are none available and you can't reserve one. They will sell you a ticket, though, just very expensive. So, I guess they are in the overbooking point.

A consolidator (airfares.com) who specializes in United has this same ticket for about $600 cheaper than United, including taxes ($1300 vs. $1900). I have gone through to the end point where you need to actually put in a CC, and it appears you can actually buy that fare on the website.

I am tempted to buy it, of course, at that price which matches other airlines with stops, but am leery because I really cannot handle being bumped and don't want to cause that to happen. I know there is a lot of time between now and the flight (it is end of July), so some people may cancel, and whatever flight I substitute could end up fully booked, anyway. They usually are.

However, on the other ticket I would not have a consolidator ticket and the airline I am considering is only about half full now, so I shouldn't be at the top of the bump list.

What would you do. The United flights to/from this city are all pretty full now, so I don't think that if I were bumped, I'd get there very soon to when I wanted. Does anyone know if a bulk ticket would put me at the top of the hit list for bumping? That's what I don't even know. Of course, I am assuming United's online seating charts are fairly accurate as to how full they are.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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