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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...

Airline Rules on Checked Bags and Wheelchairs Delayed

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 03/24/2017, 4:30 PM

If you've ever been separated from your checked luggage—or worse, your checked wheelchair—you might wish the government would do something about the problem. Last year, the government did, finalizing a new rule that would shed some light on how well airlines handle checked bags and wheelchairs. And this year, the Department of Transportation, at the request of the major U.S. airlines, undi...

TSA May Soon Stop Accepting Driver’s Licenses from These Nine States

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 02/16/2017, 5:00 AM

Some airline passengers may be in for a rude awakening next January if they live in one of the nine states where driver’s licenses do not comply with the REAL ID Act, a federal mandate to establish minimum security standards for state-issued IDs. Starting in January 2018, non-compliant driver’s licenses from Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carol...

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