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Delta replaces bumping with auction for seats

The age-old ritual of the passenger bump is getting a high-tech makeover at Delta Air Lines Inc.

The overhaul could dial down the drama for consumers at departure gates around the U.S. at a time when airplanes are flying fuller than ever. In addition, it could save Delta money as regulators consider increasing the amount that airlines must pay passengers who get bumped involuntarily from overbooked flights. Get the full story »