With my annual ski trip to Utah winding down I am looking forward to seeing how overbooked my return flights are. My outbound was also oversold from ATL-SLC by 4. I offered our seats as long as we could get $400 each and, since we were already in 1st, get 1st on the next flight we were moved to.
Here is where I see a disturbing trend. The GA told me he could not go over $200 no matter what! Even if he had to pull people off the flight then that would be what would happen rather than up the amount to $400; how dumb is that? Also there was no way to put me in 1st on another flight. Now this could have been a unique situation, but I have seen this more and more on mainline jets during my travels.
On regionals, the same restrictions do not seem to be in place at all as one gate we passed was announcing $600 for just waiting a few hours for a later flight! Sweet but I was not going that way to take advantage of that deal.
So what I need from you all is some feedback. Are you seeing a trend about Delta standing firm on the cheap $200 bump offer. I would not even give up a coach seat for that little due to how hard it is now to use these ETV’s. What are you finding kids – I really want to know! – René
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