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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. MimiG|

    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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