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United gives $10K travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

24 March, 2018, 16:41 | Author: Shawna Walton
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A passenger who was bumped off a full United Airlines flight has scored the maximum prize - a $10,000 travel voucher. Add United Airlines as an interest to stay up to date on the latest United Airlines news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Allison Preiss began complaining on Twitter about being bumped from the flight, but her complaints stopped after she was offered a $10,000 travel voucher and a seat on the next flight, USA Today reported.

In the case of an oversold flight, airlines will kick off the lowest fare passenger, unless there is a volunteer.

Airlines usually offer some kind of make-good for people who are bumped off of flights, usually in the form of free travel, food vouchers or hotel stays, if necessary.

But when she got on the flight, she found out it was oversold. "They are kicking me off this flight", she posted.

"They can't board me on this plane because there is a broken seat".

According to Preiss, United was eager to giver her a travel voucher instead of cash. Preiss tried to get cash out of United, but they would not budge.

But then the United agent offered her a travel voucher for a larger amount.

She also allegedly received two $10 meal vouchers, but was unable to land access to the airline's lounge. "I am going to go INSANE at Pizza Hut". And federal officials also investigated United after a 10-month-old French bulldog died earlier this month after the pet was stowed in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to NY.

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