United #bumpgate made worse by regional affiliate?, Delta ups VDB compensation, Lufthansa still sailing strong until Norwegian arrives

Posted on April 15, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

MightyTravels 2017-04-15 at 4.01.19 PM

– 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