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Dramatic Drop in Airline Bumping Following United Incident

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2017, 12:00 AM

U.S. airlines have dramatically reduced the number of passengers bumped from flights, according to the Department of Transportation. In the agency's latest report card on airline performance, figures show that just one out of every 19,000 customers was not allowed on a plane due to overbooking in the first half of 2017. That's the least amount of bumping since the government began tracking it in ...

VIDEO: United Passenger Forcibly Removed from Overbooked Flight

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 04/11/2017, 4:00 AM

What started as a routine flight overbooking turned ugly on Sunday, when United Airlines sought four volunteers to give up their seats in order to accommodate crew members who needed to travel from Chicago to Louisville for a flight the next day. No one accepted the offer of $800 in compensation for a seat, so United selected four unlucky passengers to remove from the flight. When one of t...

VIDEO: United Passenger Forcibly Removed from Overbooked Flight

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 04/11/2017, 4:00 AM

What started as a routine flight overbooking turned ugly on Sunday, when United Airlines sought four volunteers to give up their seats in order to accommodate crew members who needed to travel from Chicago to Louisville for a flight the next day. No one accepted the offer of $800 in compensation for a seat, so United selected four unlucky passengers to remove from the flight. When one of t...

Delta Air Lines Most Likely to Pay Volunteers on Oversold Flights

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 03/30/2017, 6:15 PM

For many airline passengers, an oversold flight creates anxiety over the potential for delays, a hectic boarding process, or even—worst-case scenario—getting bumped to a later departure time.   But where some see uncertainty, others see opportunity. Passengers with flexible schedules who are willing to give up their seats for later flights are sometimes offered hundreds of dollars in v...

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