If your answer is “never,” congrats, it will happen soon :-). My last time was about two weekends ago. I was trying to get on a Lufthansa (LH) flight on a Friday morning from Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) to Berlin, Germany (TXL). When I got to the gate and checked in, I noticed that I was #29 out of 31 on the list! At least I was not #31 huh? Well, as it turns out, only 12 of us made it. Not bad I thought, although I was not one of them.
My next option was another LH flight, but I figured I’d perhaps be the same place on the list. I had checked the schedules using passrider.com and realized that there is an Air Berlin (AB) flight about an hour and a half or so later. I changed terminals and thankfully, there were seats available and I made it.
So how has it been for you? How bad was the list the last time you got bumped? What were your alternate plans? We want to hear all about it.