United Now Offers Up To $10,000 for Forfeited Seats on Overbooked Flights

Following the unfortunate occurance involving Mr David Dao on United Express Flight 3411, United will now offer up to $10,000 to passengers who volunteer to give up their seat on an overbooked flight. The passengers who were selected to leave the aircraft on United Express Flight 3411 were offered $800. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is continuing to apologise for how the airline forcibly removed Mr Dao. The airline has promised to reduce the amount of overbooking. United is also developing an app for staff to use to handle customer issues more appropriately.


A conference was held in Chicago to discuss the incident involving Mr Dao
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This news comes after a rabbit was found dead after a United flight just yesterday. United commented:
“We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and well-being of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team.”

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This is just for publicity and contriversy, i feel that united is doing this so all of the hate and shade all does not go to them as they already know they screwed up, good luck united. 🤣

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Wo, I mean - I’d take that money just to be put onto a different plane!

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Get off, rebook emirates first class

Thats worth it

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Don’t Delta and JetBlue already offer this?

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I’m sure this will be the reason why I will take United in the future


I think this solution will clear United’s Goodwill after recent incidents involving the airline. However, it would be a good news for us if they are going to implement this not for a short time to only fix their Goodwill but I hope this solution will be permanent.

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If it becomes permanent then they are better off avoiding over booking flights.

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I woud gladly give my seat and receive a compensation which costs three/four times more than my original ticket price. I can take Emirates/Etihad first class with that rather being stucked in Economy

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“Up to” $10,000. United will never have to pay that much. I doubt they will see many cases where they have to go above $2000 before they have enough volunteers on any given overbooking situation.

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After the incidents they’ve had recently, their reputation isn’t so great. I hope this teaches them a lesson they needed to learn long ago.

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I feel like people will now purposely board overbooked flights to try and take advantage, and when they get compensation purposely board another overbooked flight, just to make money, and if they don’t get what they want, soil the company’s reputation.

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lol wow! I’ll make sure to get on a flig jet that will be overbooked, and than be the first volunteer and get off and gain 10 grand. Do you seriously know how many trips I can take with 10 thousand dollars? My avaerage ticket price as of now is roughly $90.

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Im sure that no one will actually ever get it up to that $10,000 point and just like Delta’s change, is all for publicity. In fact, it would be stupid for them to publicly say that someone who gives up their seat can get $10,000 in vouchers because now everyone will be gunning for that. The fine print will win this battle

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Highly unlikely they would offer 10k just to leave the aircraft, thats the maximum. But it is nice, that they increased the limit

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JetBlue doesn’t even have overbooking, not sure about Delta though.

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Most all airlines overbook. Just in some cases, like in United’s, everyone decides to show up to the flight.

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United Airlines

Fly with us and get a chance to win the lottery

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or rebook qutar frist class and get a laptop

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