Have you ever been in the line to board an airplane and you hear an announcement asking for volunteers to give up their seats for monetary compensation?
Well, I didn’t notice that my boarding pass didn’t have a seat number until I was lined up for the plane. when I asked someone about it, they informed me that the flight was oversold. They then offered me 800 dollars, a hotel room for the night, and a business class ticket for the next flight.
Tempting though that was, I had a group to meet. I had a group that would be departing early the next morning. If I missed them, there was no way I could catch up to them. So I refused.
Luckily for me, someone else volunteered. She asked for, and received one thousand dollars. I got a middle seat, and my meal didn’t look anything like the picture.
I arrived safely. That’s what matters.