04-10-2017, 09:45 PM
United was wrong to do this in this situation because they weren't really "overbooked" at all, but rather decided to allow four of their employees to catch the flight. They should've just had their employees catch a different flight instead. However, if there actually were a hypothetical situation where a flight was overbooked, and United offered the passengers money if they chose to leave the flight, and none of the passengers accepted the offer, then they would have no choice but to force several people to leave the flight. And yeah, I would be in favor of them raising the price until someone accepted the offer. But, what if it got into the thousands of dollars and still no one accepted the offer? I don't see what else they could do but to force several people to leave the flight in that situation.