Published on September 7th, 2017 | by William Charles17
Recap: Iberia Strands 3 Children Due To Involuntary Bump That Could Have Been Avoided & More
- This Traveler Thought He Was Bringing Home a Snorkeling Souvenir — Then He Was Arrested by Travel & Leisure.
- Twitter Bots Use Likes, RTs for Intimidation by Krebs On Security. Interesting that these social botnets are being used to intimidate but also reinforce certain viewpoints to make them look more popular than they are.
- An Overview of the Timeshare Industry in 2016 by the Time Share Guru. I knew that timeshares were big business, but didn’t quite realize how big.
- Nightmare In Spain: Iberia Airlines Strands 3 Children by Dan’s Deals. Seems a perplexing situation, from my reading it seems that Iberia are claiming that the 17 & 15 year olds are considered an adult and can accompany the 11 year old as a minor. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me and even if that is the case as Dan correctly points out they would have been one of the first to check in rather than the last due to the connecting flights. I hate when airlines have no empathy for individual’s unique circumstances. I also think this just goes to show that involuntary bumping compensation is way too low currently as airlines are making no real efforts to find voluntary customers. Would this situation have occurred if airlines were required to pay $10,000 per passenger if they are involuntary bumped? I think not. As Dan mentions please share the story on social media if it resonates with you.