Summer Travel Tip: Listen Up For Voucher Opportunities


If you're jetting off someplace this Summer, there's a good chance your flights will be full. Airlines are reacting to the anticipated drop in people flying by scaling back flight schedules. Airports should be less crowded, which is definitely a bonus for passengers, and planes will be operating at least close to capacity. I fear this also could increase the frequency of overbooked flights.

We all know airlines can be notorious for overbooking flights, but with that infuriating habit comes a silver lining for travelers with flexible schedules. Airlines have no other choice but to offer vouchers for future flights to passengers who volunteer to give up their seats on an overbooked flight. If you can be flexible with your flight, keep your ears open when you get to the gate and listen for announcements about looking for volunteers. You could land yourself a few hundred dollars for a future trip.

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