Getting kicked off of an overbooked flight might not be so bad, it could land you some big money.
Laura Begley Bloom said she was able to snag $11,000 by volunteering to give up her family's tickets on an overbooked flight from New York City to Florida last week:
“This weekend, my family and I profited from Delta’s travel woes — big time. We made $11k."
"The saga unfolded at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after “epic” storm delays prompted Delta Airlines to offer money for volunteers to give up their tickets, with a whopping 60 standby passengers hoping to get a seat.
When the airline offered $900 a ticket in gift cards, Bloom’s husband convinced her to at least consider the offer. She thought a gift card incentive was too low to delay their visit to relatives in Florida, but was open to the idea of negotiating — which they did, for $1,350 cash per ticket, for herself, husband and daughter..."
Continue reading at the New York Post, and check out our interview with Laura: