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Title: Getting Bumped
Post by: yeshivaman on February 16, 2010, 09:29:35 AM
Ok, I need to know EVERYTHING there is to know about getting bumped. For example, best strategy to get bumped, & what you get in return...
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 16, 2010, 10:59:05 AM
1. make sure to book your flight in a time when many people like to travel, as then there will be a chance of overbookings.
2. before you book your flight look at the seats and see what your chances are of overbookings.
3.when you get to the gate ask the flight agent if there's a chance of overbookings. many times they'll say that they'll write you down on a list, and see if there are more people than seats.
4. some times, they'll be announcing on the speakers that they are looking for people to give up their seats.
5. they'll offer you compensation. usually around $400 in airline vouchers (they offered this to me although my flight was only a one way), if it means, that the next avail. flight is the next day, they should pay for your hotel etc. (sometimes you need to demand a little bit...) if it gets closer to the flight time, they might raise the compensation (it might be worth waiting, but you never know)
6. if noone volunteers, and there's still more people than seats, they will deny boarding to those who don't fit on the plane, with compensation. however, many airlines write in their terms that you can get CASH compensation, so you need to demand it.
7. don't even try to get bumped with JetBlue. they never over sell their flights, and they offer $1000 cash if you are denied boarding, good luck.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: yeshivaman on February 16, 2010, 11:18:13 AM
anyone has experience getting bumped with co to tlv?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: yeshivaman on February 18, 2010, 09:26:24 PM
any difference in compensation on an international flight?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 18, 2010, 09:48:44 PM
my brother got bumped twice flying from AU to LA and got $800 bucks each time.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: MOSES on February 19, 2010, 07:28:29 AM
The deal is like this. When you want to get bumped it will never happen.
When you least expect it they will be offering 1000 dollars and a business class seat on the next flight.
That is my experience but YMMV
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2010, 11:05:09 AM
I've been bumped a dozen times or so, lots of fun!  I find United to bump people a lot, it's much more rare on Continental.

International bumps are worth much more than domestic bumps.

For domestic bumps United usually gives a free US48/Canada ticket although they may be persuaded to give travel credits.
If there's space they may be willing to put you in First on the next flight.  You can also negotiate for airport food credit.  I once took an overnight bump with free hotel accommodation (they were also willing to taxi me to a friend's house to stay overnight).  I had them confirm me on a full flight the next day which I got bumped off of as well and played the game for a few flights before getting booked on a Continental flight.

Usually when you get rebooked on another flight it's in full Y class so you get often get more miles or upgraded.

Continental will offer $200-$400 for domestic flights and a first class seat if available.

These are good tools to see how full a flight is:
http://flyaow.com/classamex.htm
http://seatcounter.com/
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: A3 on February 19, 2010, 04:22:59 PM
Was once Traveling with a stop over, the first flight was an hour flight like 100 miles, got bumped off that one, the airline payed for the cab to the next airport, we made it in time for our original flight, Got free vouchers to anywhere in the 48 states, and didnt lose anytime,
this was with United!

Another was from JFK to LAX had a stopover in Washington (was a miles ticket) in JFK they called us out by name to bump us, gave us free vouchers, put us on a direct flight from JFK to lax in business class, and best of all, bec we didnt have to stop, we made it to LAX ahead of schedule, to bad we had to wait for hour bags to make it through the stop over, like a half hour.

Spirit Airlines from ORD to to FLL offered to bump me, put me on American to MIA, but my car was by FLL and Spirit flights are good to have free ones but not worth the hassle to me!
 
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ChaimB on February 20, 2010, 10:14:28 PM
anyone has experience getting bumped with co to tlv?

 When CO 1st started up they didnt know the mkt and almost every flight needed peopel to vol. But sadly that was a few yrs ago. today hardly ever does CO need anyone to be a vol

Out of EWR they paid $700 (voucher) out of TLV it was $500 (voucher)

 I wouldnt expect any bumps even around the Hagim time, yes CO really has it down to know how many they can oversell it by and still not have to bump anyone

 even rarer is a free Upgrade to BF, hardly ever will that occur as theyw ould 1st move a person on an expensive fare up from coach before giving it as part of the Bump
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: yeshivaman on February 23, 2010, 10:51:51 PM
is it possible to get "bumped" up to a higher class (to a full fare coach) from a lower fare on the same flight? seatcounter shows all but 2 of the "cheap seats being full, but others open...
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2010, 11:32:41 PM
is it possible to get "bumped" up to a higher class (to a full fare coach) from a lower fare on the same flight? seatcounter shows all but 2 of the "cheap seats being full, but others open...
Why would they do that?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ChaimB on February 24, 2010, 12:53:58 AM
Why would they do that?

 well it is very possible and happens all the time, at least with UA

UA has 2 coach sections E- & E+ anyone w/o status when purchasing a tkt gets E-. If UA oversells the flight so all the E- seats are taken they then will put those w/o seats into E+ w/o charge.

then if you have status and theres more people for coach then there are E- & E+ seats UA bumps its Elites from E+ into Biz and if need be those in Biz into 1st

Then if there are still more people then seats on the plane its time for VDB then IDB

 But as far as I know its only UA that does this.

 BTW this has nothing to do with the fare basis except most likely those on the more expensive fares will be the ones the Carrier Upgrades. So if you dont have top or middle status with the Carrier and arent on a Full fare tkt I wouldnt hold my breathe about being UPed, its not something you can ask UA for the computer does it automatically
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: A3 on February 25, 2010, 12:58:33 AM
is it possible to get "bumped" up to a higher class (to a full fare coach) from a lower fare on the same flight? seatcounter shows all but 2 of the "cheap seats being full, but others open...

That happened to me once on United, was in coach, and they had 2 Frst class seats open, but coach was sold out, and bec i had Elite status they called me by name and put me and my wife in Frst class, We didnt get any free tickets or anything, so i dont think it would it would be considered getting bumped, more like a free upgrade!
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: momo on February 25, 2010, 04:42:45 AM
That happened to me once on United, was in coach, and they had 2 Frst class seats open, but coach was sold out, and bec i had Elite status they called me by name and put me and my wife in Frst class, We didnt get any free tickets or anything, so i dont think it would it would be considered getting bumped, more like a free upgrade!
Thats not his question. His question is within the same class ie discount coach to full fare coach. and to that the answer would be why the heck would they(unless i misunderstood the question which is always a possibility! ;D)
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2010, 11:10:11 AM
Thats not his question. His question is within the same class ie discount coach to full fare coach. and to that the answer would be why the heck would they(unless i misunderstood the question which is always a possibility! ;D)
That's what I understood as well.

When you get moved to first class due to coach being oversold it's called an operational upgrade, or Op-Up.
It's very rare and there's most definitely no compensation involved.  ;D

It happened to my wife last year on Continental when we were going to Vegas last year and I had already been upgraded and she got an op-up (due to preemptive prodding on my part).
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: yeshivaman on February 25, 2010, 02:31:04 PM
can someone explain what this line means in term of seat availability (on co)   J9 C7 D6 Z6 Y9 B9 M9 H9 K0 Q9 U0 V9 G0 W9 E0 S0 T0 N0 L0


Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
can someone explain what this line means in term of seat availability (on co)   J9 C7 D6 Z6 Y9 B9 M9 H9 K0 Q9 U0 V9 G0 W9 E0 S0 T0 N0 L0



At least 9 seats are left for sale in both businessfirst and in coach.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 01, 2010, 06:19:33 AM
At least 9 seats are left for sale in both businessfirst and in coach.

If this is close to departure, it translates into:"not a very bumpy situation"
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Ed on March 04, 2012, 09:27:52 PM
are you still able to get bumped if you check in online? or is it only those who are checking in at the airport offered to be bumped? specifically asking about Elal
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 01, 2012, 01:18:10 AM
Just had a really cool bump story. I had a one way with stopover from lga to lax, I got to lga and was told that my flight was delayed and I wouldn't be able to catch my connection. I was changed to a direct from jfk, and I got them to pay for a taxi. I got on the list to get bumped, and sure enough I was bumped. Here:s what I got:
A hotel for the night
$600 voucher
Confirmed first class for tomorrow morning
$30 food voucher
Taxi to/from hotel

I've been bumped in the past, but none were as lucrative as this one.
Title: Re: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: sky121 on August 01, 2012, 01:19:06 AM
Just had a really cool bump story. I had a one way with stopover from lga to lax, I got to lga and was told that my flight was delayed and I wouldn't be able to catch my connection. I was changed to a direct from jfk, and I got them to pay for a taxi. I got on the list to get bumped, and sure enough I was bumped. Here:s what I got:
A hotel for the night
$600 voucher
Confirmed first class for tomorrow morning
$30 food voucher
Taxi to/from hotel

I've been bumped in the past, but none were as lucrative as this one.

So fun.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Saver2000 on August 01, 2012, 01:30:50 AM
Just had a really cool bump story. I had a one way with stopover from lga to lax, I got to lga and was told that my flight was delayed and I wouldn't be able to catch my connection. I was changed to a direct from jfk, and I got them to pay for a taxi. I got on the list to get bumped, and sure enough I was bumped. Here:s what I got:
A hotel for the night
$600 voucher
Confirmed first class for tomorrow morning
$30 food voucher
Taxi to/from hotel

I've been bumped in the past, but none were as lucrative as this one.

Nice!
What airline?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: jj1000 on August 01, 2012, 01:42:54 AM
Is this a thread to post your bump stories? If so maybe the title should be changed.

My best bump was with airtran. Got 2 free flights anywhere they fly and my 2nd flight got me in 30 minutes earlier because the first ones connection was delayed :)
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: sky121 on August 01, 2012, 02:06:09 AM
My favorite story happened to a friend of mine. They won 4 tickets to Israel in some raffle. And on that flight they got bumped to a flight the next day and got 4 more tickets. Then on the way home... bumped again.


 amazing.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 01, 2012, 06:29:23 AM
Nice!
What airline?
Right, I forgot to mention that. It's Delta.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Centurion on August 01, 2012, 10:00:30 AM
tonights flights (direct) from jfk to tlv are all over booked
they are looking for ppl to be willing to et bumped ( three tours and a birthright group on delta and elal sold out
they are offering the group to go with a stop get a free ticket + ($400 bid offer online)
good offer or hold out?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: jj1000 on August 01, 2012, 10:05:32 AM
tonights flights (direct) from jfk to tlv are all over booked
they are looking for ppl to be willing to et bumped ( three tours and a birthright group on delta and elal sold out
they are offering the group to go with a stop get a free ticket + ($400 bid offer online)
good offer or hold out?
sounds great!  Ask for food vouchers for everyone because of the delay it'll make.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Centurion on August 01, 2012, 10:09:49 AM
how much $ to put in the bid box?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: jj1000 on August 01, 2012, 10:17:23 AM
how much $ to put in the bid box?
I mean i'd be happy with just a free ticket especially because it's a free trip in the first place. This is all assuming the kids won't miss out on their tours because of this. So unless you know the other bids I think even $50 or is still worth it...
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Jkhein on August 01, 2012, 10:27:53 AM
Cool, Elal has a feature like this for overbookings on their website? Where? I can use it too now.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Avid Reader on August 02, 2012, 12:15:13 PM
Cool, Elal has a feature like this for overbookings on their website? Where? I can use it too now.
I think this is Delta, no?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 02, 2013, 05:03:34 PM
Any recently had any experience getting bumped voluntarily on UA to/from TLV?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: MEIR613 on January 03, 2013, 03:10:57 AM
Any recently had any experience getting bumped voluntarily on UA to/from TLV?
I asked the lady I the UA club if they needed anyone to get bumped. She told me they don't bump internationally anymore.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: AJK on January 03, 2013, 03:29:48 PM
Which is completely ludicrous, of course.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 03:30:57 PM
Which is completely ludicrous, of course.
So I have a chance?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: AJK on January 03, 2013, 03:39:10 PM
So I have a chance?

No idea how big, but of course.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 04:07:15 PM
No idea how big, but of course.
Ok...I read up every thread here discussing all the tips and everything how to get bumbed.  It would be useless to try if they wouldn't budge.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Ergel on January 03, 2013, 05:13:14 PM
Ok...I read up every thread here discussing all the tips and everything how to get bumbed.  It would be useless to try if they wouldn't budge.
There is no way to get them to bump you if they are not oversold and need someone off of the flight. The kunts is getting them to choose you when they are bumping
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
There is no way to get them to bump you if they are not oversold and need someone off of the flight. The kunts is getting them to choose you when they are bumping
Correct..as all the "instructions" to get bumped imply.  I know that if the flight is kinda empty and I ask them if I can get bumped they'll just laugh
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Ergel on January 03, 2013, 05:17:55 PM
Or even if the flight is completely full
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 05:21:19 PM
Or even if the flight is completely full
Aha..and theres no way to tell if the flight is over booked before going to airport..right?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: AJK on January 03, 2013, 05:45:59 PM
Aha..and theres no way to tell if the flight is over booked before going to airport..right?

Incorrect. They'll often tell you on the phone. And if  you want to be bumped show up early at the gate and put your name on the list of "volunteers."
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 05:47:50 PM
Incorrect. They'll often tell you on the phone. And if  you want to be bumped show up early at the gate and put your name on the list of "volunteers."
So I call the airline before the flight? How much before?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: AJK on January 03, 2013, 05:48:34 PM
I'm gonna turn it back around on you.

How much time before do YOU think?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 05:55:03 PM
I'm gonna turn it back around on you.

How much time before do YOU think?
Hmm...I'd say within a few hours before flight?  :-\   ::)
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: AJK on January 03, 2013, 06:00:21 PM
Hmm...I'd say within a few hours before flight?  :-\   ::)

Hmmm, I'd say -- this answering a question with a question thing works.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 06:06:57 PM
Hmmm, I'd say -- this answering a question with a question thing works.
;D :P
It's late here...I know its not an excuse but still
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mendoul on January 03, 2013, 06:21:08 PM
I've been bumped many times ,
a few years ago they bumped me at the boarding gate on airfrance (800€)
and at the last minute before closing the gate they let me on the flight because someone missed is flight then!

i got my flight + 800€ voucher
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 06:24:55 PM
I've been bumped many times ,
a few years ago they bumped me at the boarding gate on airfrance (800€)
and at the last minute before closing the gate they let me on the flight because someone missed is flight then!

i got my flight + 800€ voucher
That was a few years ago..I wanted to know about any recent experiences.

You can post your experience in the Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13590.msg177896#msg177896)
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mendoul on January 03, 2013, 06:38:51 PM
i was bumped two weeks ago from Lagos/Nigeria to Paris on Airfrance they gave me 350€
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 06:41:50 PM
i was bumped two weeks ago from Lagos/Nigeria to Paris on Airfrance they gave me 350€
Voluntarily?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mendoul on January 03, 2013, 06:53:28 PM
no they called for volunteers
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 06:58:53 PM
no they called for volunteers
Ever volunteered?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mendoul on January 03, 2013, 07:01:11 PM
ye a few times
i allways (when i have time) ask
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 07:01:52 PM
ye a few times
i allways (when i have time) ask
Before you arrive at airport or once your at airport?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mendoul on January 03, 2013, 07:07:08 PM
at the check-in and at the boarding
at the check-in: Will register you in a list
at the boarding: an appearance



Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 07:11:45 PM
at the check-in and at the boarding
at the check-in: Will register you in a list
at the boarding: an appearance
Thanks
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: caveman924 on January 06, 2013, 11:19:27 PM
I think the best situation for me was a flight from MIA to YYZ a few years ago after Pesach. There are three flights going in each direction. I was on the first flight in the AM on that route. I got to the gate late and they already had asked and gotten all the volunteers they needed. I asked the gate agent if I could get bumped she said no they already had people. So I waited until the last person boarded and asked again, are you sure? She asked me why, I said to stay in the warmer weather. She smiled and said sorry...but because I was polite and didn't pester her she said she was going to give me a first class seat instead for free. While getting settled in my first class seat and just before they closed the doors, the gate agent came onto the plane and asked me if I still wanted to stay in MIA, I said yes and she pulled me off the plane. She gave me 1st class on the next flight and $300 voucher. I asked if the next flight was oversold, she said yes and I asked if she could put me on the volunteer list and she did. I waited at airport until next flight and waited patiently while the they asked for volunteers, I gave my name at the end but the guy said they had enough people so i asked to check the list to see if I was on it. He said yes, so I waited. They boarded the flight I got bumped and got another $300 but only economy on the last flight as 1st was sold out. By the third flight the gate agent by the second flight recognized me and told me to stand by the counter because there was a late check in for first class. He told me that 45 min before a flight he can take the 1st class seat away from a paying customer and give it to whoever he wanted. This was 1hr30min before the flight, 10 minutes later he said "screw it the passenger is probably not coming" and gave me the first class ticket anyways.

What I learned about this experience is that a) you are more likely to be bumped if you are travelling alone. The airline doesn't like to break up itineraries if they don't have to (meaning if 5 people are booked together and one volunteers to be bumped and a single traveller volunteers and they only need one seat, they will take the single traveller.) b) If you ask nice and don't pester them then you can usually get bumped over someone else. Gate agents get stressed when they have this situation so they prefer passengers who are calm and polite and will give them better treatment in return. Also, because this situation has occurred more than once, and almost always on American, be the last to board and just before you board the plane ask them if they are sure they don't need any volunteers, for some bizarre reason this seems to always work for me. And remember being polite and friendly and having a smile, saying your pleases and thank yous goes a long way with gate agents who tend to see the worst in people who are travelling, they always like to see a friendly face.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: MosheP on January 07, 2013, 09:33:15 AM
A friend and I were on the AF 4:30 PM flight from CDG to JFK. We get to the airport early and inquired if they were bumping. They said since its an overbooked flight they will put us on a list to volunteer  to be bumped. We would get €300, and a  meal voucher, and would find out 30 minuets before takeoff if we would still be on the flight or if we would be put on the next one. We went back to the gate at 4:00 and they said there were a few no-shows and we are still on the flight, we also got the emergency exit seats upstairs. I am 6' 3", I could have laid down on the floor between my seat and the seat in front of me.

I used the voucher to go to Israel for Sukkos flying JFK-CDG-BUD and a Malev ticket BUD-TLV. I made sure to be on the 4:30 flight on the return CDG-JFK and was bumped again, were offered the same compensation and still got on the 4:30 flight.

Lesson learned; if flying CDG-JFK book the 4:30 flight.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 07:22:16 AM
I think the best situation for me was a flight from MIA to YYZ a few years ago after Pesach. There are three flights going in each direction. I was on the first flight in the AM on that route. I got to the gate late and they already had asked and gotten all the volunteers they needed. I asked the gate agent if I could get bumped she said no they already had people. So I waited until the last person boarded and asked again, are you sure? She asked me why, I said to stay in the warmer weather. She smiled and said sorry...but because I was polite and didn't pester her she said she was going to give me a first class seat instead for free. While getting settled in my first class seat and just before they closed the doors, the gate agent came onto the plane and asked me if I still wanted to stay in MIA, I said yes and she pulled me off the plane. She gave me 1st class on the next flight and $300 voucher. I asked if the next flight was oversold, she said yes and I asked if she could put me on the volunteer list and she did. I waited at airport until next flight and waited patiently while the they asked for volunteers, I gave my name at the end but the guy said they had enough people so i asked to check the list to see if I was on it. He said yes, so I waited. They boarded the flight I got bumped and got another $300 but only economy on the last flight as 1st was sold out. By the third flight the gate agent by the second flight recognized me and told me to stand by the counter because there was a late check in for first class. He told me that 45 min before a flight he can take the 1st class seat away from a paying customer and give it to whoever he wanted. This was 1hr30min before the flight, 10 minutes later he said "screw it the passenger is probably not coming" and gave me the first class ticket anyways.

What I learned about this experience is that a) you are more likely to be bumped if you are travelling alone. The airline doesn't like to break up itineraries if they don't have to (meaning if 5 people are booked together and one volunteers to be bumped and a single traveller volunteers and they only need one seat, they will take the single traveller.) b) If you ask nice and don't pester them then you can usually get bumped over someone else. Gate agents get stressed when they have this situation so they prefer passengers who are calm and polite and will give them better treatment in return. Also, because this situation has occurred more than once, and almost always on American, be the last to board and just before you board the plane ask them if they are sure they don't need any volunteers, for some bizarre reason this seems to always work for me. And remember being polite and friendly and having a smile, saying your pleases and thank yous goes a long way with gate agents who tend to see the worst in people who are travelling, they always like to see a friendly face.
Great story!
Is there a website/forum/thread with a list of the most bumped routes or routes with high chances of getting bumped?

Somehow, I never seem to be in luck with this?
(the only time I was, was on an Erev R"H, no thanks!)
A friend and I were on the AF 4:30 PM flight from CDG to JFK. We get to the airport early and inquired if they were bumping. They said since its an overbooked flight they will put us on a list to volunteer  to be bumped. We would get €300, and a  meal voucher, and would find out 30 minuets before takeoff if we would still be on the flight or if we would be put on the next one. We went back to the gate at 4:00 and they said there were a few no-shows and we are still on the flight, we also got the emergency exit seats upstairs. I am 6' 3", I could have laid down on the floor between my seat and the seat in front of me.

I used the voucher to go to Israel for Sukkos flying JFK-CDG-BUD and a Malev ticket BUD-TLV. I made sure to be on the 4:30 flight on the return CDG-JFK and was bumped again, were offered the same compensation and still got on the 4:30 flight.

Lesson learned; if flying CDG-JFK book the 4:30 flight.
You mean they gave you compensation even though you were never bumped? :o
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: MosheP on January 08, 2013, 07:29:37 AM
You mean they gave you compensation even though you were never bumped? :o

Yes. That's how AF operates, they preemptively bump you and compensate you for it. Pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 07:35:25 AM
Yes. That's how AF operates, they preemptively bump you and compensate you for it. Pretty awesome!
Awesome is right, TFS!
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: henche on March 17, 2013, 01:47:30 AM
When I checked in on Delta tonight, they asked me to bid on what I'd want to be bumped. They try to benchmark it by letting you choose between 25 and 125, or input an amount. So I input 300, bec I think that's what they gave me last time they bumped me.

But really, it depends what the other option is. Is the other option another flight getting in at the same rough time or a flight the next day.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Saver2000 on March 17, 2013, 02:16:03 AM
When I checked in on Delta tonight, they asked me to bid on what I'd want to be bumped. They try to benchmark it by letting you choose between 25 and 125, or input an amount. So I input 300, bec I think that's what they gave me last time they bumped me.
How does it work, when do you find out if your bid was accepted?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Jkhein on March 17, 2013, 02:29:56 AM
How does it work, when do you find out if your bid was accepted?
They know to call you out at the airport, if they need you and if they did not find for cheaper bids.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Centurion on March 17, 2013, 04:08:36 PM
standard message?
ive had to check in for 6 delta flights this month every time it says looking for volunteers
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ae123 on April 18, 2018, 03:28:41 PM
Someone tight on money but wants to fly to Israel in late July 2018 and return in early August.
Possible idea; fly but try to get bumped.

1 - How likely to get bumped late July/August to/from Israel?
2 - Which airlines are more likely to bump then?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: shaulyaakov on April 18, 2018, 03:36:24 PM
Someone tight on money but wants to fly to Israel in late July 2018 and return in early August.
Possible idea; fly but try to get bumped.

1 - How likely to get bumped late July/August to/from Israel?
2 - Which airlines are more likely to bump then?

Thank you.
Bad investment strategy. Airlines try not to bump people. I would guess Elal is the best odds, owing to their poor customer service record and routine flight delays.
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: JACKBLUE on April 18, 2018, 03:37:54 PM
Someone tight on money but wants to fly to Israel in late July 2018 and return in early August.
Possible idea; fly but try to get bumped.

1 - How likely to get bumped late July/August to/from Israel?
2 - Which airlines are more likely to bump then?

Thank you.
doesn’t sound like a good idea.
I’d rather sign up for a card and get a SUB.....
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ae123 on April 18, 2018, 03:38:31 PM
SUB?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: JACKBLUE on April 18, 2018, 03:41:24 PM
SUB?
sign up bonus
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ae123 on April 18, 2018, 03:42:55 PM
So you don't think it's likely to get bumped on that route at that time of year?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: mrprez27 on April 19, 2018, 02:35:03 PM
mia-lga , family - one hour later flight, $700 each in amex GC's

then asked again (needed like 12 volonteers) , ened up getting on plane  at end (long story they still gave me $700) in amex GC.

Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: normathej on April 19, 2018, 02:37:06 PM
mia-lga , family - one hour later flight, $700 each in amex GC's

then asked again (needed like 12 volonteers) , ened up getting on plane  at end (long story they still gave me $700) in amex GC.

Nice, how many of you were together?
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: Mordyk on April 19, 2018, 02:59:02 PM
Someone tight on money but wants to fly to Israel in late July 2018 and return in early August.
Possible idea; fly but try to get bumped.

1 - How likely to get bumped late July/August to/from Israel?
2 - Which airlines are more likely to bump then?

Thank you.
bad ratio risk/reward ;D
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: shimmy on April 19, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
Wondering if some of you guys can help me out....



I was involuntarily bumped off a Scech Airline (operated by smartwings) flight from tlv to prg

they are only interested  in compensating me under European law (400 euro)
instead of the Israeli law which is  higher...

Additionally I didnt receive any accommodations/meals just another flight


So far the company has been really slow to responding to me
What can I do???
Title: Re: Getting Bumped
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on May 06, 2019, 09:04:52 AM
I was booked in Basic Economy LAS-JFK on AA 969 yesterday. Before boarding, the gate agent made an announcement that they were looking for 40 volunteers, giving each a $1200 voucher but they couldn't guarantee when people's next flight would be since their only other nonstop that day was also oversold. Obviously pandemonium ensued. The gate agent then said that because it was a weight restriction due to weather, normal compensation rules wouldn't apply. At some point they said 7 people without carry-on's could board so I jumped at the opportunity given the complete chaos at the gate. We left the gate only to return, again due to weight, and they got 13 more volunteers off the plane. When I was at the gate, there were 2 agents only one of whom was working on rebooking pax. Because I booked Basic Economy, I was worried I would get last priority and be stuck there for days. If I would have not boarded to begin with, would I have been eligible for the full 400% compensation for IDB? Was the agent completely full of it blaming the issue on 'weather'?