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Buying last minute flights on overbooked/oversold flights
Hi Lucky, I read a fascinating article on you and have been intrigued by your methods to get bumped in exchange for cash vouchers.
I have a subscription to EF and was wondering how do you do this, and how often does it work?
Based on this article:
Kien-Hoang, Not sure if Ben does this any more but it essentially involves doing research into what flights are likely to be overbooked, think peak days/dates/times and planning your travel around them, making sure to volunteer if someone needs to be bumped and keeping your fingers crossed. There are no guarantees though. There maybe enough seats and you might end up having to fly.
I don’t think either of us have received a bump off a flight since…2012? Maybe 2011?
Airlines are much better at managing their inventory and loads nowadays, and technology has improved dramatically over the years.