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Delta OKs Offers of Up to $9,950 to Flyers who Give Up Seats

Delta Airlines
Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 14:33:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights.

Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight.

In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.

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