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Any Problems with using bumped flight tickets

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Any Problems with using bumped flight tickets

we were lucky enough to get free tickets from virgin for volunteering to come off a flight for 24 hrs.

Tried to book a flight today using the select voucher and no seats available yet ( although available to buy if you pay full fare). This was not explained fully to us and I am wondering if anyone elsa has encountered similar difficulties, or will they become available at a leter release date and i just have to keep trying. Thanks

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1. Re: Any Problems with using bumped flight tickets

Have you tried contacting their res department? You may only be able to use these on certain dates/destinations etc. and it may be best to have someone explain all this to you. Although I've had a similar situation due to dates/destination it may differ entirely from what is the reality of your situation.

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2. Re: Any Problems with using bumped flight tickets

Sometimes there is "Fine print" which clearly states what types of fares are allowed. When given a choice, I usually opt for a dollar value voucher - since I've used those readily with no issues.

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3. Re: Any Problems with using bumped flight tickets

As you have been told by Bk_t1 , a ticket does not mean any seat , since you cannot have a high priced seat for your voucher , if there are conditions and low fares tied to the voucher .

When you agreed to be offloaded and took the compensation you must have accepted the conditions tied to the voucher . It is better if you get in contact with the company and clarify your position .

The seats being sold online must be priced higher than your original booking price .

Volunteering throws some of your rights for compensation out of the window ...sorry !

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