Old Apr 14, 17, 3:55 pm
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Nevsky
 
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
There is no regulatory limit to VDB. The regulations only cover IDB.

In United's poisonous culture, who knows if there's an internally-set one.
There is no regulatory limit to what an airline can pay for IDB. It is only the maximum they are required to pay.

From the DOT website: "However, if you are bumped involuntarily you have the right to insist on a check if that is your preference. Once you cash the check (or accept the free flight), you will probably lose the ability to pursue more money from the airline later on. However, if being bumped costs you more money than the airline will pay you at the airport, you can try to negotiate a higher settlement with their complaint department. If this doesn't work, you usually have 30 days from the date on the check to decide if you want to accept the amount of the check. You are always free to decline the check (e.g., not cash it) and take the airline to court to try to obtain more compensation. DOT's denied boarding regulation spells out the airlines' minimum obligation to people they bump involuntarily."

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