– The United #bumpgate incident was made much worse by the odd relationship that mainline carriers have with the regional carriers (where the incident occurred)
– Delta is apparently really scared a similar incident could happen during their operations and bumped the maximum a supervisor can offer to almost $10,000 and most agents now able to offer $2,000
As I stated before it is a rather common technique for many to book flights that will likely go oversold and collect ‘VDB vouchers’. This technique has now become much more profitable suddenly – teh initial bids by the airline won’t change but given teh risk of multi million dollar negative publicity will make it likely that $1,000 VDB vouchers will now become a reality (instead of the absolute exception).
– Lufthansa does not feel the heat of Norwegian yet – no surprise since Norwegian has no mini-hub in Germany yet – should that change in 2017/2018 I’d sell Lufthansa shares
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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