But she was even more excited when she received a $10,000 travel voucher from the airline after she was asked to give up her seat on an overbooked flight.
The United passenger, a communications director named Allison Preiss, was on a flight Thursday morning preparing to depart from Washington Dulles International Airport when crew members informed travelers the flight was overbooked. However, she was reportedly kept from boarding the flight because there was not room and she paid the lowest fare for her ticket.
Ms Preiss told The Associated Press she was waiting to board a flight to Austin, Texas, for a bachelorette party - and was concerned that she'd be kicked off, as the lowest fare passenger. When she asked why she had to sign it because she said she had been "involuntarily bumped", she said a United employee gave her a pamphlet and explained what she was entitled to under airline regulations and the federal law. "TEN THOUSAND", she wrote, sharing photo evidence of the massive buyout.
The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport on July 8, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. She was later told that she was bumped because there was a broken seat on the plane.
A spokesman for United Airlines confirmed Friday that a passenger got the big voucher, but he didn't name the person.
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"The relationship now is probably as good as it's really ever been and I think will probably only get better". But if these niggles turn into full disputes, it is likely to be only behind closed doors.
Eventually, United upped its offer to a $10,000 voucher, the maximum amount the company allows.
She took it. Along with two $10 meal vouchers. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit.
In what was an incredible speech - as is expected from him - Bryan went on to thank the WWE doctors, fans and his wife Brie Bella. SmackDown Live was raucous from the start Tuesday night, as the news broke that commissioner Daniel Bryan was medically cleared .
Naomi Osaka had just won her first WTA title on Sunday, and was understandably finding it hard to put the achievement into words. It seems unlikely: the only sign of her nerves and lack of experience surfaced as she lifted the heavy BNP Paribas Open trophy.
The Trump administration is expected to unveil up to US$60 billion (S$79 billion) in new tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday. He is determined to bring down the US trade deficit with China , which reached $375 billion past year .
He hasn't been at the forefront of other Avengers movies, but he certainly has a very important role in this film. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4 , is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.
But he said the town would "stick together and we'll rebuild and look after one another as we always have". Authorities said locals were evacuated to a nearby town and there were no reports of anyone missing.
Since it was uploaded on Friday, the video has had over one million views on Facebook and close to half a million on YouTube. Rebecca, who stars in the video with four-year-old son Archie, says: "We wanted everyone to see it".
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And that takes a toll on caregivers, to the tune of $11.4 billion in added health care costs past year , according to the report . There's no cure, no effective treatment and no easy fix for the skyrocketing financial cost of caring for an aging population.
Dreaming of a white Easter? More snow could be on its way
Your full team of First Alert meteorologists- Jerry Jackson, Dontae Jones, Megan Lindsey and David Sawyer- will keep you updated. Several inches of snow are possible for the higher elevations of the Smokies, starting tonight and continuing Wednesday .
Roger Federer stays atop ATP rankings, Del Potro 6th
Federer said the defeat would hurt, but he took plenty of positives from the tournament as his record slipped to 17-1 this year. Roger Federer congratulates Juan Martin Del Potro after the final. "I'm still shaking.
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His remarks are the latest criticism by the Turkish leader of Washington over its engagement with Syrian Kurdish militia. It's also unclear if that figure included Russian mercenaries who operate in the country, namely to guard oil fields.
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So far this month, Bangor has gotten more than 32 inches of snow, which is about 25 inches more than normal for March, he said. More of the same - wet and cold conditions - is expected Wednesday before the precipitation wanes Wednesday evening.
Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor
The 60-year-old Cuomo recently mocked the celebrity status the Grammy, Emmy and Tony victor could bring to the race. It can't just be business as usual anymore. "I love NY , and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor".