Capacity cuts

“Capacity cuts” definition:

Deliberate reduction in seat inventory and availability by an airline in order to increase profits.

Airlines often reduce seat inventory by reducing the number of flights available on a given route, re-arranging the seat configuration, or using smaller aircraft in order to increase demand and boost profits by making sure more airplanes are full when they fly.  The effect on consumers is to make air travel more inconvenient and frustrating, with longer wait times and a higher chance of being bumped (denied boarding due to an oversold flight).

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