Bumped from a flight? App helps fliers collect airline fees

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  1. Kalboz
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    Kalboz Gold Member

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    But with a hefty fee! http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/bumped-fliers-turn-apps-collect-compensation-n45381
     
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    Non-revs aren't normally guaranteed a seat, are they? First to get offloaded in an oversell situation, I think, too.
     
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    Exactly and there was no more perfect and honest excuse for missing school! I loved watching my parents write the note!!
     
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    Wonder if you could use these companies to go after award ticket taxes, fuels surcharges and other fees should any award seat ticket holder get bumped. Those fees are often as high as, or often higher then, the actual paid ticket costs before the fees.
    Example: Last year's AC award tix for my wife and me, YYZ-LHR. Total fuel surcharge, UK APD, landing fees and other taxes and comquats totalled $636 each. Would any of these or those as the case may be, have been seen as refundabilitable by any of those companies had we been bumped or severely delayed?
     
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    Maybe it's the "as long as they get you there" rule.
     
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    Great!!! .... and back too??? So even though we get to spend four days and 27 extra hours in Bogside, we don't get anything more then a fish and chips breakfast, and kippers and eggs for dinner? Good thing we had protection....oops, flight insurance that is.
     
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