After a rash of prominent involuntary passenger removals from flights this year, American consumers are increasingly wary of being offered compensation for voluntarily leaving their seats.
According to a recent survey by online travel insurance website Policygenius, 21 percent of respondents said "no amount of money makes up for losing their seat on a flight," and if they do, more than half would either require at least $5,000, or wouldn't be satisfied with any amount of compensation.
Respondents are also more willing to accept compensation to sit next to a screaming baby on the plane than to lose their seat. Nearly 13 percent said they felt $250 made up for the crying, while only 3.5 percent said that same amount made up for being bumped.
Policygenius commissioned Google Consumer Surveys to survey a nationally representative sample of 1,500 adults ages 18 and older online from July 13-15, 2017. The survey's margin of error is between 3-5 percent.