United gives $10K travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

United gives $10K travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

But she was even more excited when she received a $10,000 travel voucher from the airline after she was asked to give up her seat on an overbooked flight. Add United Airlines as an interest to stay up to date on the latest United Airlines news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Unfortunately for Preiss, she was the one removed from the flight.

"They are kicking me off this flight", she tweeted.

She also got two $10 meal vouchers, which she initially said she would use for a first-class dining experience at the airport Pizza Hut. According to Preiss, United offered a $1,000 travel credit to anyone who volunteered to wait for another flight. Preiss tried to get cash out of United, but they would not budge. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit. MONEY reached out to Preiss for additional comment.

Almost a year after United ignited controversy for dragging a passenger off an overbooked flight, a Twitter thread from one of the airline's passengers shows just how far the airline will go to avoid another incident.




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 upped the limit for voucher like the one Preiss was given after an infamous incident in which a man was dragged, screaming, off a flight.

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

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