Airline companies overbook all the time, which means that people are receiving vouchers for being involuntarily bounced from the plane. However, it appears that many people are not aware of their rights when this happens. Airlines usually issue an agreed upon voucher to placate the bumped passenger. If you do accept the voucher make sure you understand the restrictions before you agree to it. Meanwhile, you can get cash instead of a voucher if you are involuntarily bumped from the plane. Here are some basic consumer compensation guidelines if you are denied boarding on your overbooked flight:
To be eligible for this compensation, you must have a confirmed reservation with the airline. Also, you must check by the deadline, generally of 10 to 30 minutes before departure, to be eligible for the compensation above. As you can see, it is very important to know your airline rights in case you get bumped from a flight. For more information visit: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/fly-rights.
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