United actually offered someone a $10000 voucher for giving up her seat

Woman bumped from overbooked United flight walks away with $10K

Woman bumped from overbooked United flight walks away with $10K

In a series of tweets, Allison Preiss of Washington, D.C., described how she was rewarded after being asked to give up her seat on a Thursday flight.

Finally, the gate agent announced that it would be the lowest-fare passenger who had to get bumped involuntarily; that person, it turned out, was Preiss. United drew the line, however, at letting Preiss into one of its airport lounges, she said. She tweeted a play-by-play, even providing a picture of the $10,000 travel credit voucher provided by the airline for bumping her. "If United had offered a $5,000 voucher from the start, someone else would have stepped forward".

A seat on the plane was broken and nobody had volunteered to get on another flight, a company rep told her.

United Airlines has confirmed that it is temporarily halting its PetSafe program for Guam as well, which allows for pets to travel in the cargo compartment of commercial airliners.

United agents told her she would be booked on the next available flight to her destination and compensated with a $2,000 voucher - but she had to sign a document acknowledging that she voluntarily left the plane, which she hadn't.

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"They really do not want to give me cash". 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. She figured she could use it at the bachelorette weekend as they "tend to be pretty pricey", she wrote in an email.

But then the United agent offered her a travel voucher for a larger amount. "It was definitely an inconvenience, but I'm happy about the voucher", she said. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit. "I am going to go INSANE at Pizza Hut".

When she declined, she was given a pamphlet explaining what she was entitled to under airline regulations and federal law.

She took it. Along with two $10 meal vouchers.

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