Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Freak Out If You Get Bumped from First Class

Don’t Freak Out If You Get Bumped from First Class
No one likes to get bumped from first class—especially Andie McDowell. However, the airlines sometimes have to bump passengers if there’s a change in equipment (for instance, if they change from a plane with a large first class to one with few seats) or because an air marshal needs a seat. If your bump from first class is due to an air marshal needing a seat, airline representatives won’t give you an explanation in order to protect the agent’s identity. What you can do is either ask for a refund or to be put on another flight.

FYI: The open seat pictured above was onboard a SilkAir 737-800.

H/T to the New York Post.



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1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Freak Out If You Get Bumped from First Class"

  1. At Delta, if you are downgraded from a “purchased” 1st/business class seat, you are entitled to a refund of the difference in fare on that segment AND a $200 voucher for future travel.

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