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Jul 1 - Man on Meth Turns Down $10k to Miss His Flight
 

 

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ten-thousand dollars to miss an airline flight?

That’s what some passengers flying Delta Airlines out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., say they were offered earlier this week.

“I think the airlines are doing everything they can to make it a good experience. But $10,000 is a lot,” said passenger Jason Aten.

Aten and his family are currently enjoying their Alaskan adventure. But just getting there was also an adventure.

It started when he and his family were sitting on the tarmac at the Ford Airport Monday, set to take off for their connecting f*ght in Minneapolis.

“They came on the PA system and said that they were looking for volunteers and that they were willing to pay $10,000, which everyone a*sumed they’d heard it wrong,” said Aten.

Not a travel voucher — $10,000 on a Visa gift card or right into your wallet if you had Apple Pay.

It may be easy to a*sume Aten took the money and got off the plane. But it wasn’t that easy for the Inc. Magazine tech writer, who wrote about the experience in a recent column.

Four adults and four children were in their traveling party.

“I know $10,000 seems like a lot of money, but you have to realize that it doesn’t really sink in that this is really what they were offering and second of all, try to do the math and now they’re going to get everybody to (their destination),” said Aten.

“I’ve taken “bumps,” as they call it, plenty of times. But usually, that’s for a couple of hundred dollars, right?“ Aten said.

Travel agents say while they haven’t heard of that large of an offer to bump either, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Airline delays have become common.

Experts say the pandemic basically shut down the airline industry. Airlines ended up cutting staff, including offering pilots early retirement.

Now that the public is flying again, there just isn’t enough staff to keep up with demand. But the airlines also want to keep customers happy. So, big incentives to make room on planes have become more common.

“I know the airlines cancelled 2,500 flights over the weekend and they were probably so backed up trying to get people where they’re going so they had to take some extraordinary measures to try to get everybody where they were going,” said Aten.

Travel agents offer some tips to make avoid delays: First, get to the airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to take off. Even if an online check says it’s delayed, get to the airport anyway. Many delays are based on staff availability but as soon as a pilot walks through the door, they’re taking off.

Another tip: try to schedule the first flight of the day. You may have to get to the airport before the sun comes up, but the earlier the flight, the less likely it will be delayed.

Of course, by doing so, you might miss the chance at a $10,000 windfall. Does Aten have second thoughts about turning it down now?

“Don’t ask my wife that question,” Aten says as he laughs.

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 2 months ago '04        #2
Fresh Beats 
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You can take me off most flights for $500 if you hook me up with a flight the next morning, a hotel, and a few food vouchers.
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BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Anyone ever try meth?
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 2 months ago '06        #4
cleavon15  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Fresh Beats said
You can take me off most flights for $500 if you hook me up with a flight the next morning, a hotel, and a few food vouchers.
I’ve gotten over $200 to miss my flight to Fort Lauderdale.

Landed in MIA an hour after I was supposed to land at FLL

Got upgraded to first as well.
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 2 months ago '06        #5
illathruz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Fresh Beats said
You can take me off most flights for $500 if you hook me up with a flight the next morning, a hotel, and a few food vouchers.
Would you do it for $425, everything else the same?
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 2 months ago '04        #6
Fresh Beats 
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 illathruz said
Would you do it for $425, everything else the same?
Depends where I’m at and where I’m going. Stuck in Iceland for an extra day isn’t the same as being stuck in Miami.
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 2 months ago '13        #7
Phenom354 
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 BreakkerSzn said
Anyone ever try meth?
Not even once
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 2 months ago '16        #8
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 BreakkerSzn said
Anyone ever try meth?
Yeah.

Not many times. Just a lot of energy, stay up for a long time, and horny. Feeling manic and invincible.

It's nothing anybody just has to try or needs to do, and you've seen the effects of addiction I'm sure. It's not worth going out of your way to look into. I'll stay away from it in the future, and never plan on doing it again.
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 2 months ago '14        #9
Aries  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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 BreakkerSzn said
Anyone ever try meth?
Would you smoke a little meth for $500
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 2 months ago '17        #10
Mario Chalmers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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I don’t get the meth part
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 2 months ago '17        #11
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 Mario Chalmers said
I don’t get the meth part
Gotta be on meth to turn down $10k to miss your flight
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 2 months ago '13        #12
SimpinAintEz 
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 144 said
Yeah.

Not many times. Just a lot of energy, stay up for a long time, and horny. Feeling manic and invincible.

It's nothing anybody just has to try or needs to do, and you've seen the effects of addiction I'm sure. It's not worth going out of your way to look into. I'll stay away from it in the future, and never plan on doing it again.
Not the least bit surprising.
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HeightsBound  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Crazy…cash money…not a travel voucher…cash money…he’s an idiot and his wife thinks so too.
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 2 months ago '16        #14
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 SimpinAintEz said
Not the least bit surprising.
Just answering for whoever's curious about it. I'm way past that "experimental" phase today.

We tried nearly everything when we were younger adults in terms of drugs, though. Never shot heroin.

It's not a big deal, but just used to hang around those types.
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 2 months ago '14        #15
Aries  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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 Mario Chalmers said
I don’t get the meth part
He looks could easily pass for a gay man that uses meth (very common)
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 2 months ago '15        #16
RIPrjacks23 
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Reads story, thread title checks out..
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 2 months ago '21        #17
nocomment  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 Mario Chalmers said
I don’t get the meth part
its a cultural thing
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 2 months ago '05        #18
bobbysteels18  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x34
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I think he made the right call spending time with family and the memories made are priceless, 10,000 could be gone the next day. But if I was him I would have at least checked when they next plane was leaving and checked if it had open seats.
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 2 months ago '04        #19
nwking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Most I ever got was $200.00 and food voucher and that was it.


Last edited by nwking; 07-02-2022 at 12:56 AM..
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 2 months ago '19        #20
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 HeightsBound said
Crazy…cash money…not a travel voucher…cash money…he’s an idiot and his wife thinks so too.
It makes it seem like he didn't really understand or he thought the amount was wrong. But yeah if someone says 10k I'm asking more questions dude is an idiot
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 2 months ago '04        #21
J.BEEZY 
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So they could have had like 40k? Just a*suming 2 family's of 4 in their party. Yeah he was definitely on something
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 2 months ago '04        #22
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 Mozzie said
Gotta be on meth to turn down $10k to miss your flight
Interesting perspective. I would imagine anyone on drugs would take the $10k to feed their addiction.
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 2 months ago '21        #23
ATMBEATZ 
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take the money and take your girl to dinner & fu*k her good after

save some money for upgrades or another future vacation

book another flight in the a.m

she'll thank you later lol


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 2 months ago '06        #24
illathruz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Fresh Beats said
Depends where I’m at and where I’m going. Stuck in Iceland for an extra day isn’t the same as being stuck in Miami.
Would you do it for $350 in the ideal location?

 2 months ago '21        #25
MFMPC 
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They slimey tho...if your flight is canceled due to weather...you dont get comped...I landed in Dallas...most flight were canceled due to snow....the news was there with a camera deep in a lady face as she didnt cry....but sobbed
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