Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
I can remember in the recent past AA had overbooked all their flights into JFK and MIA from MBJ. They offered passengers who gave up their seat a free overnight stay in a hotel and a free ticket to travel within 12 months to any AA destination in the world.
Here's the Question:
If you had to really get back to work the following morning and you were a confirmed passenger on any of these flights,would you have given up your seat?
Highflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 950 times:
Interesting question. Once, when I was a dumb college student, I was on a TWA L1011 bound from St.Louis to San Francisco that was totally full.
They were asking if anybody would give up their seat on the plane. I believe they mentioned offering a free flight or something but I totally ignored it.
When my Dad picked me up, I told him about it on the way home and he looked at me like I had just fallen off another planet! He couldn't believe that I would have passed up a free flight just to get back to SFO a few hours earlier.
When he said that, I realized I had made a terrible mistake. And in the 20 years since, I have never had a chance to redeem myself. I have never again been offered to be "bumped" off a plane.