How do I get bumped from flights more often?
July 15, 2010 1:14 PM Subscribe
What are the days and times that have the best change of being bumped from a flight? I fly 3 or 4 times a year and am usually extremely flexible on what day (and time of day) I can book my flights, and it's usually not inconvenient for me at all if I can volunteer to be bumped to a later flight and get a $400 travel voucher.
posted by andoatnp to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My last flight was on a Thursday at around 1 from ATL to STL and I volunteered to be bumped to a flight that was about 2 hours later and I got the $400 travel voucher (which is extremely helpful for a poor grad student that has to travel).
Are there any days or times that have the highest likelihood of flights being overbooked and airlines needing to bump people? Personally, I tend to fly in and out of Atlanta most often, and prefer to fly Delta, but any general advice would be extremely helpful.
I tried some googling but a lot of the articles (here
) seem to be 2 or 3 years old and light on the specifics on which days and times have the best chance of being bumped. If anyone knows of a recent article with specific advice that would be great.