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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.
"On the upside, I wasn't physically dragged off the plane and my dog wasn't killed on board, so I've got that going for me", she tweeted. She got the boot because she paid the least amount for her ticket - just $160, according to ABC.
Preiss planned to fly from Washington, D.C.to Austin, Texas for a bachelorette party.
Preiss asked for cash, and the airline offered her a larger voucher, and then another, eventually landing at a $10,000 travel voucher for future travel, along with two $10 vouchers for the airport food court where she promised to "go INSANE at Pizza Hut".
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In the case of an oversold flight, airlines will kick off the lowest fare passenger, unless there is a volunteer. "They are kicking me off this flight", she posted.
Preiss says she tried to demand cash but the staff were adamant that she take a travel voucher. Travel vouchers often come with caveats, such as 12-month expiration dates and exclusivity to the airline that provided them.
Asked what she will do with the voucher, Preiss, who manages communications for a liberal advocacy group, told the AP, "Haven't decided yet but I'm thinking Hawaii". "TEN THOUSAND", she wrote, sharing photo evidence of the massive buyout.