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Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:06:23 AM »
Airline: Continental
Flight: TLV-EWR
Class: Coach
Incident: Bumped from 11:50pm flight (put onto LY 12:20am flight to EWR. 30 min later and basically the same 777)
VDB/IDB: VDB
Compensation: $500x2 passengers=$1000 of CO vouchers.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 11:18:40 AM by Dan »

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 11:19:41 AM »
Split this its its own thread.
Maybe people should also include the month and year of your flight?
VDB=Voluntary.
IDB: Involuntary.
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Re: Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 11:29:31 AM »
Split this its its own thread.
Maybe people should also include the month and year of your flight?
VDB=Voluntary.
IDB: Involuntary.
What about also adding if they have status with the airline and which?
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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 11:35:13 AM »
Airline: United
Flight: ORD-CLE
Class: Coach
Timeframe: October 2008
Incident/Companeation: Bumped from the last flight of the day in exchange for 2 domestic free ticket vouchers, first class on the next flight, and a stay at an airport hotel. 
Then bumped again the next morning for 2 more free tickets.  I could've kept playing the game as the next few flights were also oversold but it was yom tov that night.  Was put on CO and booked in full Y class which helped me earn elite status the hard way that year.
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VDB/IDB: VDB
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 01:26:57 PM »
Airline: DL
Flight: JFK-TLV
Class: Coach
Incident: Hurricane Irene
Compensation: $1350 transferable DL dollars + saved me a MIA-JFK flight, upgrade to business on DTW-AMS, Y fare on AMS-TLV which caused an op-up to J.
 
I was in Miami, and had a separate ticket to get to NY. As soon as they announced flights were being cancelled I went to speak to a DL rep in FLL, after 2 hours of pressing he rebooked me on FLL-ATL-AMS-TLV.
At ATL the flight was overbooked by 28 pax, when I asked the GA why she wasn't soliciting volunteers she said she doesn't have any other flights to offer them... She was very grateful & took down my phone # while I went to the lounge. After 12 no-shows, me & another guy were the only volunteers, 15 pax were IDB with a riot ensuing... I had to pull out my laptop & help her found a routing... she insisted the most she can give me is $600 and no UG. I barely accepted it, but afterwards she pulled me aside and showed me a note to get $750 from the pro-desk plus confirmed in J ATL-DTW-AMS.

Next day I was supposed to leave DTW at 16:00 & have a layover in AMS 06:00 until 21:00. I again volunteered for $600, and got rebooked on the 22:00 flight to AMS, which just made my layover in AMS 6 hrs shorter.

I was offered another $600 to volunteer again, but was tired already.

After all the desks refused to give me the extra $150 the GA promised me in ATL, I got it from @deltaassist.

I actually had KSML on all int'l flights, but some had other pax's names.

Ever since then, every time I fly I pray for hurricanes.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 01:30:04 PM by PlatinumGuy »
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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 12:40:30 AM »
talking about bumps anyone have any tricks to help them get bumped? I always try to and it never works out!

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 01:52:57 AM »
Airline: United
Flight: DEN-ORD
Timeframe: June 2010
Incident/Companeation: Was flying DEN-ORD-LGA, got bumped on the DEN-ORD leg and put on the direct flight to LGA.  Received $400 each - was traveling with 4 family members.
VDB/IDB: VDB

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Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 02:02:57 AM »
talking about bumps anyone have any tricks to help them get bumped? I always try to and it never works out!
There's a thread on that topic. Do a search and you'll find (I'm not on comp)
And as for me all I can tell you is I tried telling them at gate I wasn't feeling well (which I wasn't) and they didn't let me. I think in that thread someone says it worked for him - that's why I tried

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 07:11:38 PM »
Airline: Elal
Flight: TLV-LAX
Class: Coach
Incident: Volunteered to get bumped off a flight to LA and was placed on another flight that got me in only 30 min later
VDB/IDB: VDB
Compensation: Free ticket to Israel from LA

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 07:15:33 PM »
Airline: Swiss
Flight: ZRH-TLV
Class: Coach
Incident: Bumped from last flight of the day around 10 PM and was placed on the first morning flight at 9 AM
VDB/IDB: VDB
Compensation: $600 cash, voucher for food/drink, plus stay at Zurich Renaissance Airport Hotel and thanks to my Marriott CC was bumped into Junior suite which was going for over $1,000 per night at the time.

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 12:12:22 AM »
Airline: Elal
Flight: TLV-LAX
Class: Coach
Incident: Volunteered to get bumped off a flight to LA and was placed on another flight that got me in only 30 min later
VDB/IDB: VDB
Compensation: Free ticket to Israel from LA

I remember this it was before they had direct flights 8 years ago

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Re: Airline Bump Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
I remember this it was before they had direct flights 8 years ago

correct, i would have had to connect in toronto anyhow..so it wa a no brainer and pretty much a heavenly gift of a free ticket