Flight compensation: Delta to offer almost £8000 to overbooked passengers

Flight compensation: Delta to offer almost £8000 to overbooked passengers

Flight compensation: Delta to offer almost £8000 to overbooked passengers

The Associated Press later confirmed the changes at Delta after getting its hands on an internal memo.

United Airlines, which is reviewing its policies after the violent removal of a passenger from a flight last week, says it will no longer allow employees to take the place of civilian passengers who have already boarded overbooked flights.

However, procedure specified by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seeks to ensure that people are unlikely to be taken out of the plane like David Dao, the passenger on the United Airlines flight.

"I have learned from various airlines that they have begun to reexamine how many people they will overbook when they overbook a flight, what their policies will be, how they will handle getting people to voluntarily give up their seats in exchange for compensation." he said.

The airline said the change to its employee booking policy was an initial step as it reviewed policies to "deliver the best customer experience".

The United chief, who was awarded "Communicator of the Year" by PRWeek about a month ago, acknowledged Wednesday on ABC News's "Good Morning America" that his immediate response to the incident "fell short of truly expressing the shame" he felt after seeing the videos. That's right: While regular agents will now be able to offer passengers $2,000 (up from their prior offer of $800), supervisors can go up to a whopping $9,950 (a HUGE increase from the previous $1,350 maximum). On Friday, company Chairman Robert Milton said the board supported Munoz.

Like you, I was upset to see and hear about what happened last night aboard United Express Flight 3411 headed from Chicago to Louisville.

Linda Bell said her husband flies with United often and will continue to do so, noting the airline gave him a travel credit.

"For a long time, airlines, United in particular, have bullied us", said Demetrio.

After video went viral of Dr. David Dao being violently dragged off a United plane due to an overbooking issue, the airline has confirmed that it has updated its rules so that crewmembers will need to check in at least one hour before departure time.

It will announce the results by April 30.

When United could not get four volunteers to leave the plane, they selected four.

The three officers who removed Dao have been suspended from their jobs at the Chicago Aviation Department.

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