United Gives Passenger Staggering $10000 Voucher To Give Up Seat

Alicia Cross
March 24, 2018

Preiss scored the golden ticket from the airline - still smarting from a string of embarrassing public relations disasters - after she was forced to get off a flight headed from Dulles International Airport in Fairfax, Virginia, to Austin, Texas, according to the outlet.

In the case of an oversold flight, airlines will kick off the lowest fare passenger, unless there is a volunteer. For a flight that THEY oversold.

Preiss was bumped because no one volunteered to give up their seat and she paid the lowest fare for the full flight, USA Today reported.

It was a happy ending for Preiss, who cracked wise about other recent publicized tales of United Airlines travel gone awry.

And Washington, DC woman Allison Preiss cashed in - eventually. "TEN THOUSAND", she tweeted. Then an agent offered a $10,000 voucher.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting bumped off a flight-but a massive travel voucher may ease the pain.

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"I also got two $10 meal vouchers".

"When you put them at higher altitude, it's intensifying the effect of that tranquilizer, and it can actually kill them", she said.

Asked what she will do with the voucher, Preiss, who manages communications for a liberal advocacy group, told the AP, "Haven't decided yet but I'm thinking Hawaii".

United raised its payment cap to $10,000 a year ago after a passenger was literally dragged off a flight.

In response, a United spokesperson released a statement saying it had "issued this voucher per our policy".

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