Passengers in the waiting area of Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén were not impressed by the flight delays piling up yesterday.
The flight with the longest delay was a Vueling one to Mallorca – it was nearly two hours late, according to the official webpage of AENA (the state entity that governs all Spanish airports).
There was also a delay for a Vueling flight to Barcelona that was running an hour and a quarter late.
According to the charter company Vueling, the delays were caused by ‘adverse weather conditions’ in several areas of Spain.
Another problem experienced yesterday at Granada’s Airport was that several passengers ended up without a seat on their flight owing to over booking. When oversale happens, the airline refuses some passengers to ride their purchased flight. This is called bumping.
Airlines may ask for volunteers to give up their seats or refuse boarding to certain passengers in exchange for a compensation that may include an additional free ticket and/or an upgrade in a later flight.
They can do this and still make more money than if they booked only to the plane’s capacity and had it take off with some empty seats.
(News: Granada, Andalucia)