It’s more likely than ever these days that when you fly the airline has overbooked the flight, and with ticket prices rising, that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
But Delta has come up with a new way to entice passengers to help them out. Starting last month the passengers who check in online or at the airport kiosks can type in the dollar amount they would accept to be bumped from their flight. The goal here is to help the airline save money because they can choose the customers who offer the lowest amount.
It’s probably important to keep in mind that typical vouchers other airlines offer can range from $200 to $400, and they can go higher if enough passengers are not accepting the offer.
It may already be helping. The airline just announced a $158 million dollar quarterly profit.