COMPENSATION OF ALMOST $10,000 WILL BE GIVEN TO CUSTOMERS ON GIVING UP SEAT: DELTA AIRLINES

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Delta customers will be offered nearly $10,000 as compensation for giving up their seats on overbooked flights. This has been done hoping to avoid any uproar like the one happened at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet.

Further, United is taking steps too and has came up with the policy which will require people seeking seat on plane to book it an hour before departure. United Airlines is presently under immense examination after the video, passenger being dragged off a plane, went viral.

Delta Air Lines, on the other hand, is trying to make easier to find customers who are willing to give up their seats. Delta, in an internal memo got on Friday by the Associated Press, said that up to $2,000 can be offered to customers by gate agents and supervisors can offer up to $9,950.

Overbooking keeps fares down and industry officials say it is necessary as some customers don’t show up.

Also, United Airlines is also reviewing its compensation policies and would not disclose its current payment limit. And, with this incident, other airlines are also reviewing their policies and willing to update them to avoid conflicts. But, none of them have described their limits on paying passengers.

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