United: Agree to be bumped and you'll get $250Staff Writer | July 13, 2017
United Airlines said it will begin asking passengers days in advance if they would consider being bumped from a flight in exchange for a travel voucher.
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The change comes months after United endured intense criticism when an elderly doctor was bloodied and dragged off a plane when he refused to give up his seat after being involuntarily bumped from his flight.
Video of the incident went viral and became a symbol of what frustrated airline passengers are sometimes forced to endure as a result of airlines overbooking flights. ■