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United gives passenger $10,000 travel credit to give up her seat

The Washington, D. C. wife was on the way to a bachelorette weekend in Austin, Texas.

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A woman flying United from Washington, D. C. to Austin, Texas, was shocked when the carrier offered her a $10,000 travel credit to give up her seat on an overbooked flight.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday, Allison Preiss took to Twitter to express her frustration with United as they flew from Dulles International Airport to a bachelorette weekend in the Lone Star state.

.@united offering up to $1K in travel credit for an overbooked flight. If no one bites, they will kick-off of the lowest rate passenger by pulling them out of the boarding line. For a flight THEY oversold. Unreal.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

“@united with $1K in travel credit for an overbooked flight. If no one bites, they will kick-off of the lowest rate passenger by pulling them out of the boarding line,” said Preiss, who is director of communications with the Washington D. C. based Center for American Progress. “For a flight THEY oversold. Unreal.”

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In a series of the following messages, Preiss detailed that United removed her from the flight, and I could not let her board again as her intended seat was broken.

They are kicking me off this flight.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

“I AM THE LOWEST FARE PASSENGER.”

They can’t board me in this field, because there is a broken chair.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

“They are kicking me off this flight.”

“They can’t board me in this field, because there is a broken chair.”

.@united IS THE WORST.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

Describing the carrier as “the worst,” Preiss also announced that the United then “tried to get me to sign a document that says that I volunteered my seat on the plane when I was involuntarily denied boarding, that she earned the nickname “Sketchy.”

.@united tried to get me to sign a document that says that I volunteered my seat on the plane when I involuntarily denied. Superficial.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

On the head, I was not physically dragged off the plane and my dog was not killed on board, so I have that going for me…which is nice.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

“On the upside, I was not physically dragged off the plane and my dog was not killed on board, so I have that going for me…which is nice,” she wonders, to the notorious scandal in which Dr. David Dao was dragged out in April 2017, the flight and the March death of a dog, which died in the high skies, when he was wrongfully placed in an overhead bin for the duration of the flight.

They really do not want to give me money. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit. TEN THOUSAND.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

This is how bad United didn’t want to give me cash: pic.twitter.com/sI7vmbeB2Q

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

“They really don’t want to give me money. They just offered me $10,000 in travel credit. TEN THOUSAND,” Preiss wrote, sharing a photo of the exemption.

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She said that while the airline denied her access to the lounge for her problems, she did her vouchers for two meals at Pizza Hut.

despite this, the air carrier is held quite firm on not giving me lounge access for the day _(ツ)_/ https://t.co/jrLtFoV7nJ

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

I also got two $10 meal vouchers. I love Pizza Hut

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 22, 2018

But it is not clear at this time how the rest of Preiss’ trip turned out, she did make it known that they are not to eat of the fast-food pizza.

An important clarification of yesterday’s travel saga: I don’t really eat Pizza Hut. That is all.

— Allison Preiss (@allisonmpreiss) March 23, 2018

Preiss she did not immediately return Fox New’s request for comment.

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United offered Fox News the following statement on the matter:

“We issued this voucher as per our policy,” a media relations spokesperson said.

Although the airline drama continues headlines across almost all major carriers, Americans apparently can’t get enough of.

On March 22, the U.S. Transportation Department reported that in 2017 airlines carried 3.4% more passengers on domestic and international flights, with an all-time high of 965 million passengers.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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