So much going on in airline news... where should I even start? Well, for one United Airlines after a series of public relations disasters has quickly and quietly settled with Dr. Dao. I say quietly, as in we have no idea how much money he's getting.
They also announced that they will now offer up to $10,000 compensation to those who voluntarily give up their seat on an overbooked flight. But wait.
Southwest Airlines decided to one up them: They will no longer overbook their flights.
The company's CEO, Gary Kelly said:
“The last thing that we want to do is deny a customer their flight. We’re going to work very hard to eliminate as many pain points for travel…as possible.”
Woo! This is a win for frequent flyers in my book.
Good news, frequent flyers: Southwest airlines will no longer overbook its flights https://t.co/yLOXK8vl58— People Magazine (@people) April 27, 2017
Check out this gorgeous shot posted to @yury_nabokov's Instagram account. I really liked this: