When we have to catch a flight for something really important: a job interview, a wedding, a funeral. How can we know the chances of the airline failing us? Of overbooking? Of the flight being late or even getting cancelled?
I understand that the overbooking info might be kept under wraps by the airline companies, but is there a historical public database of flights cancelled? And, if we know what flights landed with how many passengers, we could also guess that airlines with flights that are always full could tend to overbook more aggressively.