1. Make the Best of Getting Bumped
If your flight is overbooked, don’t accept the first voucher you’re offered. “The plane can’t take off with an extra person,” says Melanie N., who works for a charter airline in Canada. Canadian airlines typically increase incentives until they have enough volunteers willing to give up seats. If you’re bumped involuntarily, insist on cash compensation instead of a travel credit (many companies will reimburse you at the airport).