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Hidden-City Ticketing.

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Using

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!

There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.
« Last edited by elikay on September 13, 2014, 09:48:55 PM »

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2010, 02:58:44 PM »
do you have exactly the same flight? meaning flight numbers times dates ect..

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2010, 03:10:53 PM »
No I didn't check that simply checked for the cheapest fare and ITA didn't have it (I thought that kayak uses ita).

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2010, 03:17:14 PM »
it has to be bookable not all fares that ITA shows are bookable.. read this thread for more info

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2010, 03:15:53 PM »
What happens if I book a ticket for example EWR-LAX-PSP which comes out cheaper on a one way then EWR-LAX on CO. Can I tell them that I dont plan on taking the 2nd flight before I take off and tell them to check my bags to LAX instead?

Has anyone done this successfully?

Also can this be done even if my transit time is less than the minimum check-in time for bags?

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2010, 03:31:04 PM »
They wont let unless you get a real nice agent. If the second leg is the next day then they have to give you your bags for the overnight layover

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2010, 05:39:40 PM »
What about if you check in luggage at boarding?

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2010, 07:07:06 PM »
What about if you check in luggage at boarding?
from my experience it's usually hard to get luggage past security. 

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2010, 07:10:58 PM »
Most airlines give you back the gate checked bag in the jetway when you arrive at your first destination. Spirit i know doesnt and you have to claim it at baggage claim therefore if its and hidden city ticket you might lose your bags but you can tell them you need something from the bag during the layover and then you should get it back after the first leg

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2010, 05:24:01 AM »
Unless you have a very short stop @ LAX, I suggest the following:

Make sure that the last leg has more than 12 hour stop preceding it, so that your luggage won't stay in transfer.

Or you tell the agent that this suitcase you prepared just to hand it over to someone in lax that is waiting in the airport.

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2010, 06:55:19 AM »
I agree to superflyer. If your connection is not to short, tell them you are meeting someone at the airport and have to give him stuff. If its to short, they will say, you dont have time to meet someone!

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2010, 12:30:45 PM »
It wont work i have tried this with 3+ hours till the second flight and they said they cant short check the bag because its a security threat unless there is an overnight layover

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2010, 12:50:02 PM »
It wont work i have tried this with 3+ hours till the second flight and they said they cant short check the bag because its a security threat unless there is an overnight layover

How is overnight any less of a security threat? Security is an excuse for everything nowadays.
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2010, 12:55:18 PM »
It's very YMMV.
Best bet is just carry-on luggage or else to UPS the luggage.
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2010, 01:51:19 PM »
Make it overnight.

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How risky is Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2011, 10:56:05 AM »
Any tips? Any airlines worse than others? Obviously we are talking about OWs.