7) Request a Cash Voucher, Not a Ticket Voucher
Some airline might compensate with a ticket voucher. This is a free round-trip ticket to anywhere the airline flies. This sounds like a good deal, but make sure you ask to see the fine print before you agree. A ticket like this usually comes with all kinds of restrictions like black-out dates and limited seat availability. Instead, request a cash voucher. Airlines like Delta will typically do this without question. A cash voucher is like having a gift certificate. You can use it toward any of the airline’s flights, at any time, with limited or no restrictions (double check restriction policy before you accept). Tip: snap a photo of the voucher with the code visible at the bottom and email it to yourself. If you lose the voucher, you can still redeem the voucher with the numeric code.
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