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Delta Offered $10,000 for a Guy's Family to Take a Later Flight, and He Said No?


How much money would an airline have to offer you to give up your seat and take a later flight? It obviously depends on where you're doing, and whether it would mess up your plans. But would TEN GRAND do the trick? A writer for Inc.com named Jason Aten went on a trip to Alaska last week with seven family members . . . his wife, four kids, and two other adults. And before they took off, Delta offered them $10,000 to get bumped to a later flight. But Jason turned it DOWN. That's $1,250 a seat for eight seats, and not in travel vouchers. They were offering $10,000 on a Visa Gift Card, or with an immediate transfer over Apple Pay. Jason says it took a minute to register that it was a serious offer. And then he was worried about how long they'd be delayed . . . if their plans in Alaska would be affected . . . and whether ten grand was worth it. So he declined and watched a few other people take Delta up on the offer instead. He says his wife is still angry about it.

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