Question of the Day- Airline Hassles
November 25, 2017 9:40am CST
Perhaps some of you had to fly to your destination for Thanksgiving or are planning a plane trip during the holiday season. Have you ever been bumped from an airline flight? How was it resolved? How do you feel about airlines selling the same ticket and overbooking a flight? Do you think it should be illegal? Photo- brookfieldav.com
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• Bunbury, Australia
I think over-booking should be illegal but some years ago we agreed to stay behind and were compensated very well. We were put up in a nice hotel overnight. This included dinner, had vouchers for several meals and a payout that was the price of one fare so it ended nicely for us. Luckily we weren't trying to catch other flights and had no deadlines to meet.
I think that overbooking should be illegal. I remember a horrible trip from Nice (France) to Los Angeles. Everything started wrong, the Delta flight from Nice to Los Angeles was canceled, they brought us to Amsterdam (Netherlands) and from there to New York with KLM. We had to wait hours in New York and we finally boarded a T.W.A. that was largely overbooked. The flight was delayed three hours because they had boarded people with the same seats and people were fighting and they did not want to go out. It was a nightmare and it happened the day after Christmas.
A perfect example why this practice should be altered in some way or eliminated all together. During the holidays, what an inconvenience! So you suffer from the airlines stupid practice? Did they not think they would get full bookings over the holidays, duh
@dgobucks226 It was not even our intention to travel on the day after Christmas, we know it's a crowded day. Our flight was booked and should have arrived the day of Christmas. They canceled the flight and then we had such bad treatment.