Posted February 22nd, 2013, 01:22 AM
Last edited by fishywood; February 22nd, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Poison, thanks... that is what I was thinking but with the airlines anyone who is a no-show forfeits their seat and it can be given away... say you had 2 seats side by side booked on the same ticket.. your friend does not show up and the flight has been overbooked, they will give that vacant seat to someone else waiting even though your friend paid in full for it
You're comparing apples and oranges. It is part of the contract of carriage with your airline that if you are not at the gate within X
minutes of takeoff your seat may be given away. If you don't show up for your flight the ticket still has reuse value once you pay the hefty change fees. If you don't show up for a cruise the cruiseline keeps your entire fare without recourse unless you have cancel-for-any-reason insurance. (And in that case it is usually the insurance company issuing you a future cruise credit for [a percentage of] the amount you lost. In the case cited by Krazy above where a cancellation is eligible for a refund, the cruiseline does have the right to add the single supplement to the newly solo passenger--but as we all agree on, they will not resell the berth to a random stranger).