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Compensation: “Bumps” — Voluntary and Involuntary Denied Boarding [2020 and Beyond] - FlyerTalk Forums (1)Feb 5, 2020, 7:35 pm

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Originally Posted by blitzcon

I agree. I have bid online for dozens of flights and usually nothing happens (they have enough seats at the gate.) But two anecdotes:

1. Had a flight DTW-IAH that I bid online $500. Had a tight connection and boarded near the end / didn't hear the announcements. The GA comes ON BOARD and asks me at my seat if I still want to take a bump. I declined since at that point I was ready to get to Houston. She used a PA on board and got another volunteer!

2. Had a flight MSP-MSN same thing. This time, at the gate, before any announcements, they paged me to ask if I would still take a bump. I declined since the available option at that point was VERY late but I talked another passenger (student) into doing it and explained how it works.

So once in a while, the online list gets used.

I agree. It is very rare though. One time on PHX-ATL (about 3-4 years ago), I put in a bid and I went to the GA at T-1 hr to inquire. She looked at the list and said, "someone has underbid you and we only need one person." I offered to lower my "bid" and she refused to even tell me what the other pax bid. Therefore, now I play the VDB game like the Price-Is-Right. Always bid $1 so that I never have to have that argument again. GA's always chuckle now when they see my bid and say "Honey, I can't give you a $1...how about you take $800?"

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Originally Posted by blitzcon

I agree. I have bid online for dozens of flights and usually nothing happens (they have enough seats at the gate.) But two anecdotes:

1. Had a flight DTW-IAH that I bid online $500. Had a tight connection and boarded near the end / didn't hear the announcements. The GA comes ON BOARD and asks me at my seat if I still want to take a bump. I declined since at that point I was ready to get to Houston. She used a PA on board and got another volunteer!

When the GA comes on board it's time to ask "how much?" There's a very good chance they'll raise the amount because they need the seat and they're in a hurry.

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Compensation: “Bumps” — Voluntary and Involuntary Denied Boarding [2020 and Beyond] - FlyerTalk Forums (5)Feb 10, 2020, 7:05 am

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DCA-BOS yesterday (2/9). Bumped off the 5pm for $700 with a confirmed seat on the 7pm. Plus they put me in first class. Then the 7pm is over sold and I took another $500 to take the 10pm. They had reissued my ticket into J and it stuck when I moved to the 10pm as well. $1200 for an evening in the Delta SkyClub was not bad.

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JFK-DCA earlier this week. Bid $800 at checkin. Asked at the Skyclub and was told they needed one unless there were misconnects, which usually means I won't be needed. Got to the gate and was paged and offered $900 if I was willing to take a flight tomorrow. Accepted and spent the night at the TWA hotel for $150. Even got the upgrade the next day when I was originally going out in economy. Only annoying part was the redcoat kept misspelling my name and e-mail address and it took 20 minutes to get the paperwork done.

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Compensation: “Bumps” — Voluntary and Involuntary Denied Boarding [2020 and Beyond] - FlyerTalk Forums (9)Feb 19, 2020, 6:29 pm

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Originally Posted by steveholt

JFK-DCA earlier this week. Bid $800 at checkin. Asked at the Skyclub and was told they needed one unless there were misconnects, which usually means I won't be needed. Got to the gate and was paged and offered $900 if I was willing to take a flight tomorrow. Accepted and spent the night at the TWA hotel for $150. Even got the upgrade the next day when I was originally going out in economy. Only annoying part was the redcoat kept misspelling my name and e-mail address and it took 20 minutes to get the paperwork done.

You had to pay for the hotel? I've always had that as part of the deal.

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Compensation: “Bumps” — Voluntary and Involuntary Denied Boarding [2020 and Beyond] - FlyerTalk Forums (11)Mar 11, 2020, 5:28 pm

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Guessing there won't be too much activity in this thread for a while :-/ unless a bunch of people suddenly need to flee a new hotspot...

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Probably MASSIVE vouchers for Europe>USA travel on 3/13.

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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle

Probably MASSIVE vouchers for Europe>USA travel on 3/13.

Unclear. I doubt the flights were that full to start with, and I doubt DL would overbook them after the announcement.

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Originally Posted by findark

Unclear. I doubt the flights were that full to start with, and I doubt DL would overbook them after the announcement.

This likely would have been true if as initially announced it applied to US citizens.

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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle

This likely would have been true if as initially announced it applied to US citizens.

I meant that DL would be unlikely to be willing to overbook in the first place if they know it's a panic situation.

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Not surprisingly, there aren't any posts in this thread for a year.
Oddly enough, with DL flying A330s 5x a day MSP-PHX, it's showing sold out for many flights. For example, today there are scatterd $1300 F seats but nothing else for sale for any of the widebody nonstops.
I would imagine DL is enforcing its middle-seat-open policy so these planes aren't completely full. But would there be VDBs in this economy for DL? Just curious as I'm flying 3/29 and already most of those A330 flights are already sold out (on a Monday!). I got a $89 OW ticket that I'm using a RUC for the D1 seat, so I doubt I'd take a VDB unless it was good anyway.

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Originally Posted by kyushuman

Not surprisingly, there aren't any posts in this thread for a year.
Oddly enough, with DL flying A330s 5x a day MSP-PHX, it's showing sold out for many flights. For example, today there are scatterd $1300 F seats but nothing else for sale for any of the widebody nonstops.
I would imagine DL is enforcing its middle-seat-open policy so these planes aren't completely full. But would there be VDBs in this economy for DL? Just curious as I'm flying 3/29 and already most of those A330 flights are already sold out (on a Monday!). I got a $89 OW ticket that I'm using a RUC for the D1 seat, so I doubt I'd take a VDB unless it was good anyway.

I got 2 $600 vouchers on Prez Day weekend flying from BUF> ATL.

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Lga to miami

Scored $1000 this weekend on a oversold flight to MIA from LGA. This summer is going to be awesome $$$ with a lot of “revenge travel.”

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CMH-BOS today $1000.00 plus hotel!

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