Old Dec 22, 19, 10:03 pm
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SEA
Programs: DL GM, AS MVP, Marriott Gold, Hertz 5 Whatevers
Posts: 799
LGA-DTW $700, meal voucher, guaranteed seat on last flight out on the same day - oversold by 5 (standby list exceeded 20 with 0 seats remaining on an 739 before bumping started). Bidding started at $200 and at around $500, people started showing interest. Seemed like they ended up having 1 no show, so they used 4 volunteers. All 4 volunteers didn’t have connections or had DTW as a final destination - the one who was asked to board did have connections.

The flight I got put on ended up being oversold by 5 as well (standby list of around 15 on an A320) - final offer was also $700 but with guaranteed seat on first flight out on next day (at 6 AM) and a hotel voucher. Did not participate in this round of bidding, although one of the volunteers from the original flight ended up getting paid twice for a grand total of $1400 for the day.

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