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Old Nov 20, 2013, 7:48 am
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Do not call the airlines under any conditions! This is the fastest way to kill the trick and bring unwanted attention to your itinerary! And do not post precious deals in this thread, this is by far the fastest way to kill the trick!



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This is NOT the right place to ask: "Can you help me with a low fare for AAA-BBB?" This is not the beg-it thread, but the trick-it thread.

This thread deals with unique combinations of routes and booking tricks in order to lower prices on airline fares. Prices that would astound the general public are often achieved by the posters in this thread.

Many people, including airline representatives, monitor this thread. For that reason, it is unorganized, very content heavy, often lacking details, and written in shorthand. It takes patience and effort in order to understand the conversation and be able to participate as an active member.

We encourage you to read the entirety of this thread if you would like to get started and to experiment as soon as you understand the gist of Trick It. Lots of time spent reading, practicing, and learning is the only way to be able to reproduce our tricks and discover new ones yourself. There are many, many people who ask for advice here, so productive members are only able to help those who have shown a concerted effort and progress over a long period of time (months).

If you have no idea what this thread is about, a good place to start are various blogs' posts on the subject. At the very least, read the Rules for posting in this thread. They're also listed in the very first post, below.

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Old Dec 31, 2022, 9:49 am
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HAPPY NEW YEAR.

There is a way to make SNCF ( on a couple of routes) the X factor. My quess is that it is skippable.
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Old Dec 31, 2022, 10:57 am
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Happy New Year! It's been a great year.

So far NO ONE has discovered neither my 36,000+ km C1-C3 for $300 nor my multi-city UNIQUE European Adventure for $260. Both contain at least one free stopover in each direction and have NOT been mentioned on this thread thus far.
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Old Dec 31, 2022, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Gongoozler
Happy New Year! It's been a great year.

So far NO ONE has discovered neither my 36,000+ km C1-C3 for $300 nor my multi-city UNIQUE European Adventure for $260. Both contain at least one free stopover in each direction and have NOT been mentioned on this thread thus far.
If those 2 secrets are too oppressive for you and you cannot sleep at night. Just share them with me. Only able to remove 60% fat from that route C1-C3. Good work though! Happy New Year :-)
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Gongoozler
Happy New Year! It's been a great year.

So far NO ONE has discovered neither my 36,000+ km C1-C3 for $300 nor my multi-city UNIQUE European Adventure for $260. Both contain at least one free stopover in each direction and have NOT been mentioned on this thread thus far.
Looking for C1-C3 in July but can only cut the fat by 50%. You're lucky to get it down to $300. I'll keep trying.
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by JailBird
Looking for C1-C3 in July but can only cut the fat by 50%. You're lucky to get it down to $300. I'll keep trying.
hows it lucky when that requires a lot of understanding on route optimisation and fuel dump 😉

To Gongoozler, is the trim applicable in the opposite direction too?
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwibirdft
hows it lucky when that requires a lot of understanding on route optimisation and fuel dump 😉

To Gongoozler, is the trim applicable in the opposite direction too?
You're right. It's a lot of work, not luck.
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Karlis966
Have tried to serch. This was a first thing before i made my post.

i can not find.
These recommendations would have been helpful to you along with the Wiki notes in first post;
Useful site for airline research is https://www.iata.org/en/publications...s/code-search/
Precisely. Also helpful is https://www.flightconnections.com/

Possibly the moderator might consider adding these to the wiki page.
All the regions are defined in the wiki notes.
I understand your code confusion like B6 etc.
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by JailBird
C1-C3 in July
Fares in July are usually not low, but for example C1n-C3 still for 399 usd (July) or 297 usd (June). Safe.
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 3:35 am
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C2w-C1n 178 174 usd
C1n-C2w 192 usd this with intra injection [*also a bit cheaper]
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Last edited by man4business; Jan 3, 2023 at 2:57 pm Reason: price tune
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by man4business
C2w-C1n 178 usd
C1n-C2w 192 usd this with intra injection
is the C2w-C1n with 1x or 3x?
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 5:49 am
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The X technique you have to figure out by yourself, I am not SF
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by man4business
The X technique you have to figure out by yourself, I am not SF
lol

what happened to the good old days of using riddles to share dumps.

just saying C to C with no hint of the X technique is one of the reasons this thread is so dead.

not having a go at you man4business. just a reality of whats happened
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by tarman121
lol

what happened to the good old days of using riddles to share dumps.
thanks to some unethical bloggers, those days are not exist any more!

Last edited by Flyinghobby; Jan 3, 2023 at 6:55 am
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 10:50 am
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It is the perfect time to travel to South America.

C2-C4 225€ Direct Flights
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Old Jan 3, 2023, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by javi1980
It is the perfect time to travel to South America.

C2-C4 225 Direct Flights
*A?
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