Delta Will Give Passengers Up To $10000 To Leave An Overbooked Flight
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 6:16
The airline declined to say what kind of compensation passengers are offered.
Although United's Chief Executive Oscar Munoz apologized to Dao, his family, and to its customers, the passenger is planning to sue United Airlines, according to Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio. This incident was yet another symptom of the often toxic nature of air travel and its dehumanizing effects, but there appears to be a silver lining for frequent fliers.
In my view, however, the biggest story of the week must be United Airlines which is being condemned widely for forcibly bumping off a passenger on Sunday from a supposedly over-booked flight to accommodate its crew members catching a connection. The airline had to cancel more than 3,500 flights, leaving customers fuming and crew members in limbo. He said, as recorded in a transcript, that airlines need to focus on how they manage an overbook situation. Good. The fewer customers who get their faces smashed into arm rests the better.
Delta's change will give its frontline employees more flexibility in handling tricky situations where passengers are reluctant to volunteer their seats, but it's unlikely many passengers will ever receive the maximum $9,950 payment.
"If I didn't have to be somewhere, then yes, I'd definitely do it", said a woman named Sonia.
After the incident triggered global outrage, United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz apologized to Dao, his family and its customers, saying the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights.
Demetrio said the 69-yearold, who fled war-torn Saigon in the 1970s before settling in the United States, is still shaken after his release from hospital on Wednesday.
Does this mean that passengers will actually received higher compensation when they are bumped from flights on Delta or other airlines?
The practice has been questioned, however, since a 69-year-old man was violently dragged off a sold-out United Express flight over the weekend.
"For a long time, airlines-United, in particular-have bullied us..."
Still none bit, so a manager boarded the flight and informed passengers that four people would be selected to leave the flight. American Airlines updated its rules to say that no passenger who has boarded the plane will be removed to give the seat to someone else.