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    I think the airline had a right to get the passengers off the plane, and do whatever it takes. What else would they do?

    From what little I know, they may have a right to do this before the passengers board the plane; once seated, though, it's a different story.

    Strange that they couldn't get the crew on a different airline going to the same city.

    The regulation states you get 400% of your one-way fare up to a $1350 maximum if you are delayed more than 2 hours. They are allowed to give more.

    Dammit now I'm wondering about all those times we were delayed and spent the entire day in an airport for even a short flight..........now, we just drive that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftSolo View Post
    Yep, I just don't understand why these "videographers" wait until an conversation degenerates ...
    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic here or not.

    My coworkers are having a conversation right now. Perhaps I should go video them in case their conversation about this morning's traffic degenerates into a brawl?

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    the pax's injuries are pretty extensive...concussion, broken nose, teeth knocked out, reconstructive surgery possibly needed.

    and now it seems the flight was NOT overbooked after all...oops!

    gonna be a pretty decent damage award...
    the 45th POTUS is inept, corrupt, and a pathological liar. and those may be his better qualities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    The rules dictate how much the airlines HAVE to pay depending on how delayed you are. The regulation states you get 400% of your one-way fare up to a $1350 maximum if you are delayed more than 2 hours. They are allowed to give more. For $1350 I would have rented a car and just driven there (this was a Chicago to Louisville flight)
    Seems like things are now changing for the better, at least at some airlines:

    A [Delta] company spokesperson confirmed to CNN Money that supervisors were previously only able to offer up to $1,350, but Delta (DAL) notified them on Friday that they'll now be able to offer up to $9,950 in compensation.

    Gate agents are also now authorized to offer more as well: $2,000 -- up from $800.


    It's no surprise airlines would want to beef up the incentives for customers they need to bump from flights.

    United Airlines is currently under immense scrutiny after a video of a passenger being dragged, bloodied and screaming, off a flight on Sunday went viral.

    The airline claimed it first offered passengers $1,000 to take a later flight -- but there were no volunteers. Passengers said the offers stopped at $800.


    Delta will pay passengers on overbooked flights up to $10,000 to give up a seat - Apr. 14, 2017
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    Possible $10k for a seat, that's very smart of them. People aren't loyal to airlines, they just want the best possible deal if there's no way around being treated like cattle.

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    I remember reading that the guys rationale for "declining" his removal is that he had patients to see the next day. In his case missing a day of work probably meant missing out on somewhere around $1000+, not to mention if he practices in a group, the sh!t storm his partners would have to face covering his schedule. I would have made a stink in his position as well.

    I also read (in WSJ I think) that the passengers to be bumped are "randomly" chosen after considering seating area (meaning coach), check in time, and frequent flyer status. Not so random it sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    I remember reading that the guys rationale for "declining" his removal is that he had patients to see the next day. In his case missing a day of work probably meant missing out on somewhere around $1000+, not to mention if he practices in a group, the sh!t storm his partners would have to face covering his schedule. I would have made a stink in his position as well.

    I also read (in WSJ I think) that the passengers to be bumped are "randomly" chosen after considering seating area (meaning coach), check in time, and frequent flyer status. Not so random it sounds.
    I dont know if he had patients to see or not but I wouldn't want to see a doctor who had his license revoked (unless I needed medically unnecessary opioids).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I dont know if he had patients to see or not but I wouldn't want to see a doctor who had his license revoked (unless I needed medically unnecessary opioids).
    I'm surprised this guy would still have his license. Would you seriously want to go see him if he didn't take your insurance?!

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