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Delta can now offer up to $9,950 to passengers willing to give up seats

Delta can now offer up to $9,950 to passengers willing to give up seats

ATLANTA — In the wake of the controversy over a United Airlines passenger dragged from a flight after he refused to give up his seat, Delta Air Lines is increasing the amount it offers to passengers who volunteer to give up their seats on oversold flights.
That means being on an overbooked Delta flight could now be worth a whole lot more.
Atlanta-based Delta is increasing the amount its regular customer service agents can give in compensation to those who volunteer to give up their seats to $2,000, up from $800, according to a memo to Delta airport customer service employees this week obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Managers can now offer volunteers as much as $9,950, up from $1,350.
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