Being bumped from a flight feels like getting kicked out of a restaurant because it booked too many reservations. Ideally, such an event would never happen, but it does because there are some passengers who never show up although they have a confirmed booking. The airline is then allowed by federal law to sell more tickets than seats to prevent empty seats on the aircraft. But what if you get bumped from a Delta flight? How do you receive compensation? This guide will tell you of Delta's policy on overbooked flights and what you need to do, if anything, to be compensated.
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The amount you will be compensated for depends on factors from the airline's discretion to the cost of your airfare. How compliant you are with your part of the agreement with the airline, including complying with check-in time policies can determine if you even qualify for compensation. Once all conditions for compensation are met, however, you can receive it as quickly as the same day the overbooking occurred and in cash or negotiable check. However, if you have to depart before receiving the compensation, then your compensation is made by mail or other means within 24 hours after you were denied boarding. More information is found here https://www.delta.com/us/en/legal/contract-of-carriage-dgr#20de.
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After thousands of Delta customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Get Compensated for Getting Bumped Off of My Delta Airlines Flight? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Delta if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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