Don't take that airline voucher if you're bumped

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 20:55:46-05

Spring break is here and summer travel is near.

If you're flying out of town and get bumped from a flight, there's a reason not to take that $200 voucher the airline offers. Charles Leocha with, says they may have to offer you much more.

In fact, by law, you could get up to 400% your one-way ticket price refunded, in cash, not a voucher. It happens if you are involuntarily bumped and you're rescheduled to be at your destination more than 2 hours later, or if the airline offers no other travel plan.

Airlines must refund checked bagging fees for lost luggage. And by law, if your luggage is lost or damaged, they must compensate you up to $3,300 per bag. That's "up to", so expect airlines to want receipts, pictures and to pay you less than new prices.

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