Standby

Summary:

Standby is airline parlance referring to a passenger who does not have a confirmed seat on the intended flight, such as in overbooked flights.

Updated: 2017-11-20.
Standby is airline parlance referring to a passenger who does not have a confirmed seat on the intended flight, such as in overbooked flights.

A standby passenger must “stand by” until and if a seat becomes available or, otherwise, get bumped to the next flight.

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