Flight overbooking: what you need to know

Some of us will have seen airline staff offering vouchers in return for travellers not to get on the flight due to the flight being overbooked. If you volunteer to get “bumped” off the flight in return for a voucher, ensure you have enough time to still make your connecting flight or the cruise you are going on.

Always ensure you rather check in early if you have time constraints so a seat will be assigned to you and the chances of you getting bumped decrease. In some cases, you can be bumped out involuntarily, if you were on time at the gate you have rights and the airline must give you a written statement and offer you compensation – the compensation will depend on the duration of the delay..

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