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US Govt Doubles Compensation For Bumped Pax  
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I did a search and was surprised that this hadn't been posted yet.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080416/...;_ylt=AvaaDF90gpha5kydCwXAXpys0NUE

US doubles compensation available for bumped fliers

Passengers who get bumped off overbooked flights will soon be eligible to receive twice as much compensation from U.S. airlines.

Travelers forced onto another flight that takes them to their domestic destination more than two hours after their original arrival time will be paid the full price of their fare up to $800, under a new Transportation Department rule that goes into effect next month.

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Somehow I have a feeling airlines will figure out some way around this...for example "if you agree to be bumped rather than forced to be bumped you don't qualify" or something.

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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

This makes sense. A month ago, UA over-booked an SFO-SMF flight. They asked for volunteers but nobody volunteered. Eventually I volunteered for I think $600 whereas the guy who got bumped (denied boarding) only got $400. I had no chance of getting bumped because I was on an international connection and I am Premier Executive, which is probably the reason I got the $600. The guy was pi$$ed when I told him how much I got on our ride to the hotel but it only seems fair that he'd get more than someone who volunteered.


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