I would like to verify if the following is possible:
- Person's parent's were airline employees for a long time, and has discount rates
- They purchase a ticket several weeks in advance of the date of travel
- They are unable to take a flight to their chosen destination, and end up going somewhere else.
Reasons for asking - Someone needed something from me to go visit their family for quite valid reasons. Facebook then very helpfully pops up a notification that they were en-route to mexico (not the same destination). When asked about this, they claimed they got the ticket on standby and hoped to go see their family but this was the only option they could take.
Needless to say, I'm pretty damn sceptical, but there is always the chance there are some possibilities I am unaware of.