An editor over at Jaunted has perfected a strategy for hassel-free airline bumping. We all know that we can grab some pretty nice rewards if we give up our seat on an overbooked airplane, but we’re never in a position to do so.
Jaunted gives some scheduling tips that will allow you to say yes to airline vouchers.
They recommend flying a day before you need to be somewhere, avoiding the baggage check, asking to be placed on the bump list and flying early in the day so you have a better chance of catching a same day flight, and intentionally flying airlines that are known for overbooking.
The result? A free ticket from United.