Delta Gives $4,000 Bump to Get 13 Passengers to Take Another Flight

by Anthony Losanno
Delta A350

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A Delta Air Lines flight traveling from Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) had quite the payday this week when the carrier oversold the flight and needed 13 volunteers to take another flight. Their reward? $4,000 plus hotel rooms to travel the next day.


13 passengers on an overbooked #Delta flight from #Boston to #Rome were given between $2000-$4000 plus hotel rooms to voluntarily give up their seat on the plane due to the flight being overbooked. 📹: @michaela_romanosmith

♬ original sound – Only In Boston

The video was posted to TikTok by user @onlyinbos. It’s been viewed 378,000 times and has garnered over 19,000 likes. In the clip, you can hear the gate agent imploring the passengers to give up their seats and saying that “you can go shopping via gift card…I can’t, there has to be one passenger who wants to take one for the team?”

She eventually got her volunteers and they got quite a windfall.

Anthony’s Take: I haven’t taken or been offered a bump in quite some time. My last one was in 2021 when I was flying from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). I volunteered, got on a flight to Oakland International Airport (OAK) about an hour later and walked away $500 richer.

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