United Gives Passenger Staggering $10000 Voucher To Give Up Seat

A passenger who was bumped off a full United Airlines flight has scored the maximum prize - a $10,000 travel voucher.

The airline confirmed they issued the voucher in a statement.

"When you are forcibly bumped from a flight, the law entitles you to cash compensation for anything more than a one hour delay", Schummer said.

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In a series of tweets, Allison Preiss of Washington, D.C., described how she was rewarded after being asked to give up her seat on a Thursday flight. Unreal, ' she said before later tweeting that she was the lowest. Preiss had paid the least amount of money for her seat and was told there was a broken seat on the plane so she had to catch the next flight to Austin.

United first offered her a $2,000 voucher and asked her to sign a form saying she volunteered her seat. "They are kicking me off this flight", she posted. She figured she could use it at the bachelorette weekend as they "tend to be pretty pricey", she wrote in an email.

The airline's policy changed to allow that amount to be offered after David Dao was dragged off a United flight previous year and ended up bloody and injured. The United agent subsequently told Preiss she could offer her up to a $10,000 voucher.

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She took it. Along with two $10 meal vouchers.

United Airlines has recently come under sharp criticism after a German shepherd was incorrectly sent from OR to Japan, instead of Kansas City.

And where is Preiss going to go with her $10,000 travel voucher?

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The airline also tossed in a perk, she said.

  • Kelly Blake