Woman bumped from overbooked United flight walks away with $10K

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March has not been a banner month for United Airlines in terms of public relations, but on Thursday, another overbooked flight ended with a customer getting an astronomical amount of free travel, NBC Washington reported.

Then this: "I AM THE LOWEST FARE PASSENGER", Preiss tweeted.

"They are kicking me off this flight".

Preiss says she tried to demand cash but the staff were adamant that she take a travel voucher.

It was a happy ending for Preiss, who cracked wise about other recent publicized tales of United Airlines travel gone awry.

"They can't board me on this plane because there is a broken seat".

The agents raised the offer for volunteers one more time, to a $2,000 voucher, but when no one responded, Preiss was stopped from boarding the plane.

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Her series of tweets read.

"They really do not want to give me cash. TEN THOUSAND", she wrote, sharing photo evidence of the massive buyout.

"Yes", the airline said, "we issued this voucher per our policy".

Asked what she will do with the voucher, Preiss, who manages communications for a liberal advocacy group, told the AP, "Haven't decided yet but I'm thinking Hawaii".

United bumped up its free credit cap to $10,000 in 2017 after Dr. David Dao was beaten and injured while being removed from an overbooked flight.

She also allegedly received two $10 meal vouchers, but was unable to land access to the airline's lounge.

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