If your travel plans include getting involuntarily bumped from an overbooked flight, make sure to fly Delta. You could be in for a major payout.
According to a memo obtained by the Associated Press, the airline is letting its employees offer passengers up to nearly $10,000 to vacate their seat on an overbooked flight.
Federal rules already demand that airlines compensate passengers who get bumped from a flight, but the maximum required payout is $1,350.
This rule change is no doubt in response to the storm of criticism United Airlines is weathering for forcibly removing a passenger who didn't want to take the compensation.
Delta actually has the industry's lowest rate of involuntary removal; only about 1 in every 100,000 passengers gets involuntarily bumped.