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Lauren Zumbach: You’re not going to get $10,000 for your airline seat, but strategy can help

Lauren Zumbach: You’re not going to get $10,000 for your airline seat, but strategy can help

United Airlines said it will offer passengers on overbooked flights up to $10,000 in compensation to ease the angst of being shunted to a later flight.
The eye-popping sum, which matches Delta Air Lines’ top offer, was part of a package of changes United announced last week as the airline works to recover from an April 9 incident in which a bloodied passenger was dragged off a plane in Chicago after refusing to give up his seat to make room for airline employees.
Most passengers would gladly spend some extra hours in the airport to score that payday. Unfortunately, that’s probably why they’ll never see it.
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