Do the "Bump": What's the Secret to Booking on Oversold Flights?

This classic FlyerTalk thread discusses ways to get “bumped” from an aircraft in order to obtain credit vouchers on future flights on the airline from which you were “bumped”, as well as extra incentives and benefits such as bonus miles and points, free meals and free lodging.

This question was asked when the thread was first launched back in 2003. Is it any easier or more difficult to score a “bump” from an airline today, and have the rules changed?

Please read the thread and find out.

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