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Airlines can legally overbook flights

TravelWatch says it's legitimate trading, but not moral

The Island’s passenger watchdog has confirmed it IS legal for airlines to overbook flights.

However, TravelWatch admits it takes a dim view of the practice from a moral perspective and has written to British Airways expressing its unhappiness.

The comments follow the case of a Bride woman who was unable to board a plane at Ronaldsway yesterday (Wed), despite having a valid ticket, after BA sold more tickets than it had seats.

Terry Liddiard from TravelWatch says a different attitude should be taken to flights in a small community such as the Isle of Man:

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