True Story: $10000 Voucher From United Airlines

A United Airlines passenger bumped from a flight on walking away with a travel voucher isn't terribly surprising - except that hers was worth $10,000.

According to tweets posted on Thursday, Allison Preiss was set to fly from Washington, D.C.to Austin for a friend's bachelorette party when the airline announced that her flight was oversold.

The United Airlines flight had one too many passengers because of the faulty seat - so they started offering incentives to their customers to not board the plane.

"Since nobody volunteered, they then announced that the lowest-fare passenger would be pulled out of the boarding line", Preiss said.

Preiss was bumped because no one volunteered to give up their seat and she paid the lowest fare for the full flight, USA Today reported.

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A United Airlines aircraft takes off at Miami International Airport in Miami. She was later told that she was bumped because there was a broken seat on the plane. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit.

Eventually, United upped its offer to a $10,000 voucher, the maximum amount the company allows.

Her series of tweets read.

Ms Preiss tweeted as the drama unfolded. "TEN THOUSAND", she wrote, sharing photo evidence of the massive buyout.

The airline's policy changed to allow that amount to be offered after David Dao was dragged off a United flight past year and ended up bloody and injured. She said she was thinking about going to Hawaii with her voucher.

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