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Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« on: December 10, 2014, 10:11:46 AM »
Has anyone heard of this before? Time Magazine had an article about how if you change your point of search you can save a ton of money on airline tickets. Dan, do you know about this?

http://time.com/tag/travel/#tag/travel/

If you get a different article then they must have updated it but you should be able to find it.

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 11:08:42 AM »
It'd called Hidden City ticket, just do a quick search and you'll find a lot of results.

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 11:10:26 AM »
I'm sure Dan's heard of this.

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 11:12:33 AM »
It'd called Hidden City ticket, just do a quick search and you'll find a lot of results.

I do not think he is reffering to hidden city.
This is more like the Hertz Schtick, When I was In FL If I put that I was in Turks and Caicos the rates would drop my more than 50%.

Is the same true with airlines? On AA site you can change your location, how much would that affect the rates..

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 11:13:25 AM »
This is more like the Hertz Schtick, When I was In FL If I put that I was in Turks and Caicos the rates would drop my more than 50%.
legal?

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 11:14:03 AM »

It'd called Hidden City ticket, just do a quick search and you'll find a lot of results.
its actually not called that

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 11:16:21 AM »
legal?

Why wouldn't booking from a different website not be legal? If they let you access the site then...


I've seen this before, some locations are cheaper but I've never done it and don't remember that much as I wasn't paying that much attention
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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 11:17:27 AM »
My understanding was this is NOT hidden city ticketing. Hidden city ticketing is when you let's say want to go to Cleveland, so you find a flight from pittsburgh to los angeles or something, which just so happens to have a stopover in cleveland, and it just so happens that that flight is for some reason cheaper than a stam flight from pittsburgh to cleveland. What I posted about seems to be some shtick about changing the location of your search itself, so that for example you pretend you're columbian, get a rate in their currency, and the math works out that the fare is way cheaper than if you searched it as an american. I don't recollect Dan every mentioning this before.

I also don't know how to do it, so if anybody does / has heard of this, that would be cool.

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 11:17:51 AM »
Not exactly the same as this, but looking at tickets MIA-YYZ buying tickets for WestJet operated flights, it was $150 cheaper to book with AA than with WestJet
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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 11:18:07 AM »
I do not think he is reffering to hidden city.



its actually not called that
I didn't read the article, from his post I understood he's referring to HC.

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 11:20:06 AM »
I didn't read the article, from his post I understood he's referring to HC.

I did as well.
The title is misleading, but always gotta read the article.. Or at least skim it ;)

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 11:28:32 AM »
I did as well.
The title is misleading, but always gotta read the article.. Or at least skim it ;)
After reading this thread I was certain he meant HC, whatever..

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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 11:53:46 AM »
Its been discussed. Search 'Sales City" in the 'Up in the air' board.
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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 12:53:48 PM »
Not hidden city.

It's regarding POS (point of sale), where tickets will be cheaper depending on that factor.
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Re: Fake location to get cheaper tickets?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2014, 01:23:20 PM »
russia is now cheaper because rubel is going down