It's always baffled me how airlines will OVERSELL planes. Especially in the times we're living now with not enough pilots, crew, ground personnel & air traffic control issues.
Enter this unreal story this week where multiple passengers confirmed Delta airlines offered them $5,000 per passenger at the gate to take another flight. There where NO takers so they escalated it up to $7,500. STILL NO TAKERS. Once the plane was loaded a flight attendant made an announcement they were now offering $10,000 PER PASSENGER to take another flight because they were so desperate.
Get this, after another 20 MINUTES, enough passengers got up, gave up their seats and took the cash. DAMN people are getting desperate to take a flight if you are willing to turn down $10,000.
Delta has not replied for request to comment. I'm sure it's pretty embarrassing for them to have to go to this extreme. Meanwhile their pilots are petitioning for raises & better safety but they don't seem to budge 🤦🏻♂️
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