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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 May 2, 2024, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Milice
Hi
Is this possible to Dump ? I ran this on a personal tool allowing me to automate the strike search, but impossible to strike in x1, by the way if some want to collaborate PM me,
I've been looking into lots of HU fare which sounds tempting but never had any success... Please let me know if you found the strike (some hints would be very much appreciated!) Thanks!
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Old May 11, 2024, 5:05 pm
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Is it possible to FD an award booking? Sitting on a massive pile of points and looking to burn them on NYC to C3 and some of the best deals have insane YQ. In some cases it is close to the cash price of the flight!
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Old May 13, 2024, 12:10 pm
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Does anyone know how to dump YEG-YYZ and/or YYZ-YEG on a regular basis?

I can trade you for a YYZ-DFW / DFW-YYZ working trick that I fly weekly.

PM me
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Old May 16, 2024, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by tessy143
Does anyone know how to dump YEG-YYZ and/or YYZ-YEG on a regular basis?

I can trade you for a YYZ-DFW / DFW-YYZ working trick that I fly weekly.

PM me
You fuel dump a C1 to C1?

There's little to no YQ on those routes.
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Old May 30, 2024, 5:32 am
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if I am asking this so bluntly please pardon me and the mod can delete it. I have a ticket with EgyptAir and Latam, with a long stopover, so I was wondering if I can x1 Egyptair and still fly latam. I know usually the subsequent legs are cancelled if I don't take the first leg but I feel like these two airlines have very complicated IT system that they might not notice it...
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Old May 30, 2024, 9:19 am
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Are you feeling lucky?

Then you can then you can TOFTT 😕
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Old May 30, 2024, 3:25 pm
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Been awhile but interested in the status for FD's on C1-C2?
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Old May 30, 2024, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by airboss
Been awhile but interested in the status for FD's on C1-C2?
Good luck getting anybody to say anything! They are all scared of SF sharing.
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Old May 31, 2024, 10:44 am
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I think I may have found a dump but I cannot get a website to price it. What OTA works best when trying to purchase an FD itin?
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Old May 31, 2024, 1:08 pm
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Sorry this is all beyond my limited intelligence
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Old Jun 1, 2024, 5:39 am
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If you havent tried already give google flights a go - showed me OTA results where a direct search on those OTAs didnt work.
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Old Jun 5, 2024, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by tarman121
You fuel dump a C1 to C1?

There's little to no YQ on those routes.

its not necessarily YQ thats being dumped, but other taxes or rather that the base fare changes as the flight number you want to fly becomes a segment to another destination or that the new destination airport does not have fees for example.

C1-C1 is normally 30-40% base fare, 60-70% fees and taxes.
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