(CHRON) – Passengers aboard a recent Delta Air Lines flight departing Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan were treated to a tempting offer: $10,000 for getting off the plane.
Inc. magazine's Jason Aten wrote a personal account of the event, which he claims took place aboard a connecting flight he and his family had boarded for Minneapolis. According to Aten, the carrier announced the flight had been oversold and that eight volunteers stood to receive $10,000 each in cash or electronic payment should they be willing to give up their seats on the plane.
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"If you have Apple Pay, you'll even have the money right now," a flight attendant said, according to Aten.