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'Hidden city' travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick


Lufthansa is suing a traveller over a loophole that many are using to get cheaper flights to popular destinationsAirlines are cracking down on a ticketing loophole that can knock thousands of pounds off the cost of travel – but the fight back is only giving more publicity to the advantages of “hidden city” travel. Anyone can do it, providing you travel only with carry-on luggage. According to airline industry analyst Robert Mann, the issue of hidden city ticketing has always been out there but it was only when websites including the US-based Skiplagged began to commercialize the system that the industry took notice. The practice of hidden city ticketing also holds dangers for passengers. In some instances, passengers have found themselves met at the gate by airline attorneys and challenged with a demand for additional fees.


Source: The Guardian February 17, 2019 04:52 UTC



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