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Hidden city ticketing advocated in NY Times

Old May 7, 11, 6:58 pm
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Hidden city ticketing advocated in NY Times

May 8, 2011

New York Times Magazine

Air travel remains a necessity, even as it gets ever more expensive. First, the cost of flights, which fell throughout most of the 2000s relative to inflation, is climbing once again thanks to higher fuel prices. And then there are the added fees for everything from checked baggage to those vile croissanwiches.

Well, there’s a way to save some of that money. It’s called “hidden-city ticketing,”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/ma...1&ref=magazine

Author argues that while it's a bad idea to do it often on the same airline, it's probably not illegal. Technically.

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Old May 7, 11, 8:28 pm
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All airline IFE systems will now give tutorials on evading the NYT paywall. Sadly (for the NYT), few will care enough to bother.
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Old May 7, 11, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Fornebufox View Post
Author argues that while it's a bad idea to do it often on the same airline, it's probably not illegal. Technically.
It's certainly not illegal, just against the T&C of the ticket purchase. Sad to see this in a national, semi-respected (sort-of) newspaper.
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Old May 8, 11, 10:25 am
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This is appallingly bad advice the NYT is disseminating. Incredibly, the article is written by polls-and-statistics guru Nate Silver, who has now demonstrated he's not an expert in everything.
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Old May 11, 11, 3:32 am
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I found out about this from this blog post: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...ouldnt-matter/
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Old May 17, 11, 9:37 pm
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Also beware of getting what you wish for: if airlines are forced to allow hidden city fares, that doesn't mean you'll get the same cheap fare for A-B as you do for A-B-C. It means that A-B-C will now have the expensive A-B fare. Too bad for you if you're actually going to C.
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