Posted by William Charles on September 7, 2017
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Published on September 7th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Recap: Iberia Strands 3 Children Due To Involuntary Bump That Could Have Been Avoided & More

 

  • 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.



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fathiss
fathiss

Oh no! I hope you are not going to be like the many bloggers on Boarding Area now that turn their blogs into tabloid news. I stopped going there because of the lack of relevant information. You have been different from them because you only give relevant info void of these sensationalized stories. I hope this is not the start of a new trend.

oleg
oleg

fathiss, it is all irrelevant until something like this happens to us or our family.

roo-fee-oh
roo-fee-oh

Meh, maybe it’s because I don’t read other travel/financial gaming blogs but I like his occasional recaps that sometimes even include things that aren’t explicitly travel/financial related. Adds some personality to the blog and some insight into the people behind the scenes. And if I’m not interested, I don’t click, it’s maybe one post a week?

I’m not sure why you think this is new, recaps of news have been around since I started reading over a year ago. But the easy remedy is to not read them. It’s not like the site is flooded with daily commentary on random travel news.

Also, Doc, is it possible to remove the notifications bell thing from mobile? The little bell always on the screen is kinda annoying and gets in the way, particularly when commenting.

parkdanil
parkdanil

Could have been worse. Might’ve gotten stuck in Latveria :p

fatpiss
fatpiss

I don’t agree with fathiss’s tone but I do agree with the point he is trying to make. Those headlines are a bunch of clickbait and for those who like that stuff, there are many other places that cover those discussions. I like this site for it’s focus. Hope that continues

John K
John K

Thanks, as always, for sharing interesting stories about travel that I might have otherwise missed. Here’s to a future where an airline would rather make another customer’s day by giving them a considerable voucher to voluntarily bump rather than strand three kids. Do the right thing, save face, and even increase some customer’s preference for them. Much like Dan, I’m also left shocked by this response from Iberia that the right thing wasn’t the best and frankly least expensive move in the long run.

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