Tag: involuntarily denied boarding

Getting Free Money From The Airlines For Volunteering

This morning, I packed up my family of four to go from Boston to Orlando, by way of Atlanta (As the old saying goes, it doesn’t matter whether you’re going to heaven or hell. You still have to change planes in Atlanta.). And, to my utter delight, there are only three of us on the …

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Bumps and IDBs: What to do when your flight is oversold

We’ve all been there.  Shortly before boarding, the gate agent announces, “Attention folks, we’re in an oversold situation…,” and then attempt to bribe passengers to take a late flight.  An announcement from the gate at this point is about as encouraging as when a pilot gets on the intercom and says, “Well, folks…,” after which, he …

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