Delta pays woman $4,000 to be bumped from oversold flight – California News

Delta pays woman $4,000 to be bumped from oversold flight – California News

One Delta passenger scored big last Friday when the airline oversold her flight from Atlanta to Indiana.

Delta held an auction on board the Sept. 8 flight, packed with college football fans headed to Saturday’s Georgia-Notre Dame game, to find someone willing to be bumped.

But none of the fans on board were willing to take a chance on missing the game. That is, until the bidding reached $4,000 in travel vouchers and Tracy Smith raised her hand.

“They started at $1,500, then $2,000, then $2,200, $2,500, finally the bidding got up to $3,000,” Smith told ABC News. “I looked over at my husband and said you know I really think if they get to $4,000, I’m going to get off this plane. They came back at $4,000 and without a flinch I pressed the flight attendant button.”

Smith, who had boarded…

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