The “bump” in airline frequent flyer speak means free money. If a flight is oversold, they voluntarily “bump” flyers from the flight in exchange for flight vouchers good for future flights. Some people book flights just for the prospect of getting a “bump” from a flight.
When Delta’s $600 Bump Isn’t Enough
On this particular flight I had to turn down $600 in Delta vouchers because it just didn’t make sense.
Normally I would consider it, but not this time.
Sure the upgrade to a Flat-Bed seat on a red-eye was enticing, but not the deciding factor. They would have put me on the next flight (a red-eye) with no Flat-Bed seats or one the next day during the day time. But those were non-starters.
I had an important commitment to make that isn’t worth any price. I specifically booked this red-eye so I could get back home in time for breakfast, with the two Baby Weekly Flyers, on daddy’s birthday.
You see, I had a call earlier in the day with Baby Weekly Flyer, and BWF was very direct. I almost had an order.
Baby Weekly Flyer: “Daddy, come hom morrow, now…happy day, I help…presents…bye bye.
And that was that. I had my orders and I liked them. That meant we were going to celebrate Daddy’s Birthday, have breakfast, and BWF would “help me” open presents.
No father in the world would trade that time for a measly $600 in Delta cash. No way. No how. So I boarded, took my seat in my favorite Flat-Bed Delta Business Elite seat, and wondered, what is in those presents that we’ll open together tomorrow morning.