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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Sharon is the co-owner and President of As You Wish Travel Agency. She loves working with people and ensuring they have a good time, no matter what people are doing. Sharon has been a travel agent for 2 years and she works with her husband AJ! Clonts, who is also a travel agent. Sharon and AJ! love clients that desire all-inclusive resorts, cruises, river cruises, honeymoons, wedding destination or group travel. They will soon be adding golf packages to their portfolio of services.