Is this an involuntary bump? If not, what should I get?

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Jan 11, 2017
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Maybe I misunderstood the situation, but your gf was on the flight she intended to be, even got a free upgrade. They offered full reimbursement to her.
They offered full reimbursement to you too + the free upgrade. Both of you flew free.
I understand the frustration regarding the long phone call, and the 4.5 hour dealy, but to get 'some more'?
 
Jan 25, 2018
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Maybe I misunderstood the situation, but your gf was on the flight she intended to be, even got a free upgrade. They offered full reimbursement to her.
They offered full reimbursement to you too + the free upgrade. Both of you flew free.
I understand the frustration regarding the long phone call, and the 4.5 hour dealy, but to get 'some more'?
You understand correctly. I'm not saying I will pursue more, I'm just seeing what has been everyone's experience and what they think is appropriate.

I know we've been clear this isn't an involuntary bump, but it essentially IS....the only difference is I was at home when they "bumped" me, as opposed to at the gate. I had a confirmed ticket that was taken from me to accommodate another passenger. Maybe that's what is bothering me. It's also the bigger question for me of "what IS a confirmed ticket now that I've been through this?" and when can they take it away from me, skirting around rules in place to avoid this situation and compensate appropriately? Something just doesn't sit right with me. But at this point, I think I need to take this compensation and walk. (FYI- I rarely fight for compensation when I feel wronged or slighted on anything. It's just my personality. So me fighting this is a big deal).