PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Delta Airlines is giving fliers a $10,000 reason to give up their seats.
The airline just announced that it’s increasing compensation for customers who are bumped off overbooked flights.READ MORE: As Philadelphia Returns To Normal, Small Businesses Have Simple Message: They're Still Hurting
Now you can get as much as just under $10,000 for giving up your seat.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Previously the largest amount Delta offered was $1,350.
Travel expert Chris McGinnis says, “I think it’s great that the airlines are responding to what happened and they are actually making a change.” He adds, “I don’t think there will be very many people out there who get $10,000 in vouchers because the bidding, people will accept much lower than that.”MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Fairness Act, Preventing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Gender
Last week, severe weather in Atlanta forced Delta to cancel more than 3,500 flights over five days