Know your passenger rights, if your plane was overbooked
Overbooking is a common practice in the aviation industry today. Airlines usually overbook a flight (by selling more seats than are available) to compensate passengers who do not show up on the day of the flight. However, this practice is a problem for passengers on flights where there are not enough no-shows. In such cases, there may not be enough seats available, even if the booking has been correctly reserved and confirmed.