Ninth Day: No overbooking problems. Overbooking is a fact of life in the airline industry. It’s done because of the high no-show factor for flights, leaving the airplane empty and the airline unable to recoup their monetary losses.
The formula used to figure out how much to overbook a flight is usually based on the past no-show rate for a flight, and does take into high travel days. It works more times than it does not. Occasionally, though, the system fails, and we don’t want it to fail during the holidays.
Eighth Day: Proper staffing.
Seventh Day: Delay free flights.
Sixth Day: Plenty of space for carry-on bags.
Fifth Day: Happy co-workers.
Fourth Day: Short security screening lines.
Third Day: That we'll be home for those extra special events.
Second Day: No weather problems.
First Day: Healthy passengers.