A travel editor from New York is showing an upside to getting bumped and exactly why Delta paid her family 11k not to fly. Ms. Bloom and her family were flying New York to Florida and storms had wreaked havoc for the airlines. Flights kept getting cancelled and so many people were on standby.
The family offered to take compensation from Delta for getting bumped a couple of times over three days. In doing so, Ms. Bloom and her family pocketed 11k in American Express Gift cards, as well as, dining vouchers and cab fare. Read her full story here at Forbes.com for some great tips on getting the most out of being bumped.
With all the craziness of the United Airlines debacle, it’s nice to hear a happy ending to being bumped. Now Ms. Bloom can take her family on a really nice vacation – maybe a cruise or train vacation perhaps.
So next time you are headed to the airport, think about how badly you need to get somewhere. It might be worth it not to go after all.