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Searching a one-way from LGA-CLE on 07/06 comes up $500 for a nonstop.
To find a hidden-city ticket:
Search for a one-way from LGA::CLE and then going to CLE and cities within 300 miles and it will come up with the same non-stop flight (along with a throw-away leg to PIT) for $140.
Just don't do it too often and don't check luggage!

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #75 on: January 02, 2011, 01:20:18 PM »
I recently scheduled a hidden city which ended in Canada. I told the traveler to bring his passport to the airport just in case they ask for it on the first leg. The blizzard caused the flight to be canceled but I wonder what would have happened.

In a regular case I find it hard to believe they could do anything to you.
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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #76 on: January 02, 2011, 01:37:40 PM »
My SIL went cle-phl-(msy) on US. She took a bit of a large "carry-on" and they tried to make her check it. When she refused, the the agent was like, "I know, you're getting off at philly" and tried to make problems for her. She was scared, but there isn't mush they can do. The agent ran to the gate to try and make sure that they don't let her bag on, but it was already gate checked.

On the other hand I've booked for many people, and no one else has had a problem.

In short, just don't put down your FF#, and don't check luggage, and like Eli said, what can they do already?

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2011, 02:38:40 PM »
My SIL went cle-phl-(msy) on US.

Funny because the flight I was looking into also goes thru philly.

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2011, 02:47:27 PM »
The agent ran to the gate to try and make sure that they don't let her bag on, but it was already gate checked.
In short, just don't put down your FF#, and don't check luggage, and like Eli said, what can they do already?
If they gate check a carry-on is there any way that they might put it all the way through? Also, I would never talk to an agent if doing such a thing, just check in online and go straight to security.

And, my question was because I was just thinking that they can find you in the system (if you have FF with them), eve if you don't put your number down.
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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2011, 02:58:34 PM »
Also with the TSA requiring birthdays and gender it makes it that much easier to blacklist you.

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2011, 03:14:19 PM »
Funny because the flight I was looking into also goes thru philly.
Probably US then
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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2011, 03:20:39 PM »
I do this for people quite often. I have been warned by a travel agent that if the airline catches it they can charge the cc for the extra price (what ticket price would have been for those 2 cities).

However I have never seen it myself.

For the people that mentioned not putting the FF number in, I dont see how that makes a difference. They wont ban you, they will just charge your cc, thats if its true...

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2011, 03:22:41 PM »
there are reports of them punishing ppl by closing down their ff account

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2011, 03:43:03 PM »
for selling mileage, maileh, but how can they close down your ff account for this, this isint one of the T&Cs!
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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2011, 06:25:38 PM »
there are reports of them punishing ppl by closing down their ff account

Never heard of that..you know first hand?

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2011, 06:45:38 PM »
In Switzerland they had court cases about it. It even went further: a ticket Zrh-JFK costs 10000 Dollars in F Class, a ticket Cairo-Zrh-Jfk only 5000. A guy bought such a ticket and didnt fly Cairo-Zuerich and went to the airport in Zuerich to check in. They denied boarding and made him buy a new ticket for 10000 Dollars. He did it, took them to court and won, they had to refund him the seconfd ticket and pay costs. Court decided, that you are buying a ticket and its none of the airlines business if you fly all or not. Your ticket for Zrh-JFK is still valid, its like buying a package for 3 movies, if you didnt watch the first two, they cant deny the third. A few people since then did it and took them to court and all won. The airlines dont allow it and most people dont take them to court, but if you have the koiches you will win. Curious to know if there is such a court case in the USA

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #86 on: January 02, 2011, 06:47:42 PM »
Never heard of that..you know first hand?
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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #87 on: January 02, 2011, 06:48:54 PM »
In Switzerland they had court cases about it. It even went further: a ticket Zrh-JFK costs 10000 Dollars in F Class, a ticket Cairo-Zrh-Jfk only 5000. A guy bought such a ticket and didnt fly Cairo-Zuerich and went to the airport in Zuerich to check in. They denied boarding and made him buy a new ticket for 10000 Dollars. He did it, took them to court and won, they had to refund him the seconfd ticket and pay costs. Court decided, that you are buying a ticket and its none of the airlines business if you fly all or not. Your ticket for Zrh-JFK is still valid, its like buying a package for 3 movies, if you didnt watch the first two, they cant deny the third. A few people since then did it and took them to court and all won. The airlines dont allow it and most people dont take them to court, but if you have the koiches you will win. Curious to know if there is such a court case in the USA
doubt youd win that in the states

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Re: How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #89 on: January 02, 2011, 06:56:57 PM »
doubt youd win that in the states

Yup, laws are different in each country/jurisdiction.
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