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Re: Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #21 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?

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #22 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 :)
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #23 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.


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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 06:29:23 AM »
Nice!
What airline?
Right, I forgot to mention that. It's Delta.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #25 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?
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 10:09:49 AM »
how much $ to put in the bid box?
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #28 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...
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #29 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #30 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?

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 05:03:34 PM »
Any recently had any experience getting bumped voluntarily on UA to/from TLV?
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #32 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.

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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 03:29:48 PM »
Which is completely ludicrous, of course.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2013, 03:30:57 PM »
Which is completely ludicrous, of course.
So I have a chance?
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2013, 03:39:10 PM »
So I have a chance?

No idea how big, but of course.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #37 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
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #38 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
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Re: Getting Bumped
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2013, 05:17:55 PM »
Or even if the flight is completely full
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