'Bumped' passenger gets $10000 travel voucher from United

Bumped United passenger walks away with $10000 voucher

Agents announced in the gate area that the flight was oversold, and they offered $800 vouchers, then raised it to $1,000 in travel credit, Preiss said. If nobody bites, they will kick off the lowest fare passenger by pulling them out of the boarding line.

Preiss said she was trying to fly from Dulles Airport outside Washington to Austin, Texas, for a bachelorette party. A computer system glitch caused thousands of United Airlines flights throughout major airports to be grounded Wednesday morning.

United confirmed to USA Today in an email that Preiss was offered the $10,000 voucher. "Sketchy af", she wrote on Twitter.

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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. United couldn't board her because a seat broke on the plane, according to Preiss, and no one volunteered to give up a seat.

United bumped up its free credit cap to $10,000 in 2017 after Dr. David Dao was beaten and injured while being removed from an overbooked flight.

"They really do not want to give me cash".

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"Yes", the airline said, "we issued this voucher per our policy". "In that case, a good negotiation strategy is to start off by insisting on cash compensation, because the airline would rather offer you a larger amount in travel vouchers than in cash". United did not immediately say if any other passengers have received a $10,000 voucher. "I am going to go INSANE at Pizza Hut", she tweeted.

And where is Preiss going to go with her $10,000 travel voucher?

But alas, she didn't get access for a day to the airline lounge.

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