The airline is now taking bids from passengers to see how much they would want to be compensated for being bumped from a flight.
Passengers are asked to enter a dollar amount when checking in online or at an airport kiosk. Delta will then accept the lowest bids.
Typically, other airlines offer bumped passengers travel vouchers worth $200 to $400.
This comes as the Department of Transportation considers a plan that would require airlines to pay customers as much as $1,300 dollars if they are involuntarily bumped to a later flight.