What's even less fair about an airline overbooking their flight? When that flight ends up full and passengers are forced to get off the plane so that the airline's staff can get to their destination.
This happened yesterday on a United Airlines flight that was headed from Chicago's O'Hare airport to Louisville, Kentucky.
The flight attendant got on the PA system and asked for volunteers to get off the flight to free up some seats. No one volunteered.
That's when things went from annoying to disturbing.