Old Apr 16, 17, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Carl Johnson View Post
And let's ask ourselves, what force majeure kept the airline from increasing the VDB offer until they got 4 seats?
The ability to increase the offer prevents the situation from being beyond United's control, and one of the several reasons why force majeure will not likely apply here.

Over the last 25 years airlines have dragged the weather excuse into the force majuere arena, even for normal weather disruptions that airlines should prepare for. 25 to 45 years ago it was normal for the airline to pay for the hotel & re-route on another carrier without hesitation.
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