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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #60 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!

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Re: Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #61 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!

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #63 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?

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #64 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #65 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
you can only make a first impression ONCE

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #66 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #67 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #68 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.....

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2018, 03:38:31 PM »
SUB?

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Re: Getting Bumped
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #71 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?

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #72 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.


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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #73 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?

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #74 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