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Is there a site on the web where I can see how full my flight is?

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May 29th, 2002, 09:50 AM
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tulip
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Is there a site on the web where I can see how full my flight is?

... from Philly to Paris. Without calling U.S. Airways, is there a way to tell?
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May 29th, 2002, 10:16 AM
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this is going to be a bit vague, but last time I bought a ticket on expedia.com I was given an opportunity to choose my seats, and a diagram was provided that showed which seats were still available. I think that screen was shown before I had to actually pay.
For all I know US Air has similar charts on their own website.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 10:19 AM
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Here are three websites you might want to check. Chances are very high your flight is listed on one of these:

www.onehundredpercentfull.com
www.overbooked.com
www.ninetyninepercentfull.com

The days of empty seats are a distant memory, at least for a while.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 11:04 AM
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elaine, I'll try that. Thanks.

xxx was a troll.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 11:06 AM
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a troll?

I thought that the troll is the original poster?

Anyway, xxx is speaking more truth than tulip wants to face up to!
 
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May 29th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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"xx" is the gremlin who lives permanently on this website, and whose sole purpose in life is declaring all questions stupid, directly or indirectly. School's out, you know.

I am able to see seating charts before purchasing a ticket on the American Express booking site (go to www.americanexpress.com and take it from there to get to booking air travel -- you may well have to register). You won't always know whether seats that blocked out have actually been sold or are being held for premium passengers, but you can get a very good idea how full the plane is.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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PS: You don't know that Tulip a)is looking at a flight in the near future, despite the concerns about USAir's status; and b)hasn't already booked and just wants to know if there might POSSIBLY be an empty seat next to her, etc. etc., or c)is just curious.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 11:22 AM
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Marcia has a good suggestion above. Here's a "pre-drilled" site you can go to. Just plug in the itinerary you already have and you should be able to see seat availability by class. When you see "9", it means 9 or more seats remain available in a given class. Give it a shot:

http://flyaow.com/classavailability.htm

I use it to anticipate the chances of bumps and upgrades. Happy Contrails!
 
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May 29th, 2002, 12:29 PM
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Marcia & Jim,
Thanks for your help and great replies! FYI, Marcia, you hit the nail on the head with (b)and (c).
To 'troll?': I don't mind, as you say, "facing up to the truth"; I anticipate the flight IS probably full, or close to it. I would like to check without pestering a U.S. Airways agent to satisfy my curiosity.
tulip
 
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May 29th, 2002, 01:29 PM
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So, why did you call me a troll? Smart aleck? yes, I was, a little bit. But I was just emphasizing the facts of today's air travel. And not a troll, in the usual sense of the word.
 
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May 29th, 2002, 03:10 PM
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Just annoying in the traditional sense.
 
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Jun 11th, 2002, 06:18 AM
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tt
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topping for DB
 
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Jun 11th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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up for joanie.
 
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