What Is Hidden City Ticketing?

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    The big airline industry news of the past week or so has been about the 22 year old founder of the website Skiplagged, who is being sued by United and Orbitz. Among other things, his website helped people take advantage of hidden city ticketing. There's no denying that airlines have made revenue and inventory management such a complex art that it's virtually incomprehensible to the average consumer. That's because the airlines want to squeeze every possible cent out of consumers based on what they perceive their willingness to pay is. This is why we have things like minimum stay requirements, advance purchase requirements, day of the week requirements, different fares based on whether you're traveling nonstop or connecting, etc. Using a combination of all these things, the airlines feel like they can not only figure out who's a business traveler and who's a leisure traveler, but also how much each person within those groups is willing to pay. The post What Is Hidden City Ticketing? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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