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United: Agree to be bumped and you'll get $250

Staff 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 airline said it would email passengers enrolled in their frequent flier program up to five days in advance of an overbooked flight to offer a $250 travel voucher in exchange for altering their itinerary to either an earlier or later flight to the same destination that day.

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.