Delta Will Pay Up to $9950 to Bumped Passengers

A Canadian man was reportedly stung by a scorpion on board a United Airlines flight.The US-based airlines faced a backlash this week after a passenger was violently dragged off one of its overbooked flights on Sunday.

The memo was obtained by the Associated Press, and a spokesman for Delta Airlines told BuzzFeed News the numbers were accurate.

United Airlines is now under huge scrutiny after a video of a passenger being dragged, bloodied and screaming, off a flight on Sunday went viral.

Munoz also pledged to conduct a wide-ranging review of company policies.

However, previous year Delta Airlines bumped more passengers from flights than any of its competitors, partly because of its generous incentive system.

In a earnings call Wednesday Delta CEO Ed Bastian talked about overbooking, which he called a "valid business process".




It said the new policy would ensure that a situation in which a passenger is forcibly removed from a plane does not occur again.

Per TMZ, "effective immediately, a passenger can not be removed to accommodate a United crew member unless it's essential for the crew member to make the flight in order to work another flight, AND the crew member arrives at least 60 minutes before the doors close".

Delta has reviewed its incentive policy to persuade passengers to give up their seats.

Ben Schlappig, a travel blogger who first wrote about the Delta compensation increase, said it shows Delta is trying to reduce forced bumping.

Dr. David Dao was removed from a United flight on Sunday after he refused to give up his seat on the full flight from Chicago to Louisville. The situation could have been avoided if the airline, which offered $800 travel vouchers and a hotel stay for passengers to rebook on another flight, had simply upped their offer, Demetrio said.

United does not publicly disclose how much gate attendants or supervisors are permitted to offer volunteers, but the company was broadly criticized for not offering more money to lure a volunteer.

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