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United Airlines: What Are My Rights If I’m Bumped Off a Flight?

(MONEY) Megan Leonhard, April 14, 2017 — Save this for your next flight.

Airlines have a lot of leeway when it comes to denying passengers entry onto an aircraft. The recent incident on the United Airlines’ Sunday flight to Louisville was a dramatic example of how far an airline can carry a situation once it decides to act.

But passengers do have some rights when they find themselves bumped off a flight—particularly if the removal stems from the airline’s own overbooking practices. While United now says that Sunday’s Chicago-St. Louis flight was not actually overbooked, overbooking of flights is increasing, says Henrik Zillmer, CEO of passenger assistance site AirHelp.com. “There will be much more of this in the future, so people really need to know what to do and what they’re entitled to,” Zillmer says.

Here’s how to protect yourself next time you fly.

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