I once witnessed a funny incident on a UA
). It was a 737-500 and the Captain made a PA where he said that while all the seats aren't sold, the aircraft is overweight and they will need some volunteers to get bumped.
BTW, this was announced on the aircraft after everyone had boarded.
1st Announcement: $200.00 in UA
Travel Vouchers... No Volunteers
2nd Announcement: $400.00 in UA
Travel Vouchers .... No Volunteers
3rd Announcement: $200.00 in UA
Travel Vouchers and 1 Free RT Ticket
For use in Domestic USA only.... No Volunteers
4th Announcement: 1 RT Ticket for use anywhere UA
flies.. Then came a mad
rush of passengers towards the front of the cabin!
One guy yelled "I'm going to Hawaii!!!" as he was running to the front. You would have thought these people were on a game show!