It’s truly a small price to pay…
As we reported, United Airlines changed its overbooking policy after the company was BLASTED on social media for forcibly dragging Dr. David Dao off a crowded flight.
According to new rules, the airline can only deplane a passenger if it’s absolutely imperative that a crew member make the flight in order to work another flight AND if he or she arrives an hour before boarding.
In order to avoid a PR nightmare like United, Delta Air Lines recently rectified its policies, and you can make some serious dough if you’re willing to give up your seat!
On Friday, the Associated Press obtained a memo where officials said Delta gate agents can offer up to $2,000 (originally from $800), and supervisors can offer up to $9,950 (from $1,350) to a willing passenger.
Last year, DAL paid more money to bumped travelers than any other airline.
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