This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here.
When it comes to oversold flights and passengers giving up their seats for either other passengers or deadheading crew, we’ve heard a lot in the news lately on How To Score $11,000 in Oversold Bump Vouchers when a family bumped three times on Delta last weekend. We also heard how a United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell and needing his seat for a deadheading crew member.
We then learned the Difference When Delta Oversells Flights Vs. United Airlines and ways how both airlines could improve. Delta already had a generous voluntary denied boarding procedure where they will offer gift cards up to $1,350 in select cities, however their voluntarily denied boarding compensation is gonna get even more generous!
Delta will now allow gate agents to offer up to $2,000 in Delta Vouchers to give up their seat, and Red Coats and Managers can offer up to $9,950 in hopes of not having to Involuntarily Deny Boarding to Anyone! Delta’s voluntarily denied boarding compensation will be more than the government mandated involuntarily denied boarding compensation, meaning if you are faced without a seat, you’ll want to volunteer to give it up!
Keep in mind though, that the American Express gift cards are only in select hubs including New York (JFK, and LGA), Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, and Minneapolis, meaning if you’re bumping out of Birmingham, AL, you’ll receive a Delta voucher.
United it’s your move now!
Are you more likely to give up your seat on Delta with this new compensation? Feel free to share below!
Hat Tip: Associated Press
Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.