What’s the “Hidden City” Ticketing Trick—and Should I Use It?
You’ve probably heard about the site Skiplagged that’s being sued by United Airlines and Orbitz for showing users how to find lower fares using an old strategy called “hidden city” ticketing. I’ve even written about the “hidden city” trick many times, always making sure to warn consumers that it’s against airline policy; if you get caught, you have a good chance of losing all of your miles and possibly paying a fare difference. I buy dozens of airplane tickets a year, and have been doing so for the last twenty years. But on only one occasion did I come close to using the “hidden city” strategy, and it was when I needed to get to Cleveland from LA and all of the one-way tickets were pricing out at a whopping $600!
Read the story—and my take on “hidden city” tickets—here.
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