Sunday, March 25, 2018

United Airlines passenger gets $10,000 voucher to give up seat on overbooked flight

After negotiations with Preiss, who played hardball and asked for cash to voluntarily give up her seat, United ended up offering her a $10,000 flight voucher, according to the airline and Preiss' Twitter posts.

Preiss told her Twitter followers that United also gave her two $10 food vouchers but refused to give her free access to the airline's VIP lounge.

via www.latimes.com

Heh.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2018/03/united-airlines-passenger-gets-10000-voucher-to-give-up-seat-on-overbooked-flight.html

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Comments

"she was chosen to give up her seat because she paid the lowest fare on the plane." So now everyone will struggle even harder to get the cheapest seat because it carries a potential $10k bonus. Why didn't the airline just hold an auction? Surely somebody else would have accepted a $5k voucher? What an odd story.

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 25, 2018 12:20:07 PM