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Booking: "Airline's own site is usually best. It just simply won't work there most of the time, hence the need for OTAs. And some of the smaller OTAs have employees doing manual checks of their tickets, so gotta be cautious there, too." (Moishebatchy)

See, this is precisely why booking FD's is NOT for the unwashed masses!!!

Here, let me make this nice and clear for you: when booking a FD, you CANNOT call the airline for ANY reason. You cannot call to add an infant, you cannot call to order kosher meals, you cannot call to request seats, you cannot even call to check if your flight is running on time!!!! No human eye (belonging to an airline employee) can ever see your ticket, period. If it cannot be done online, then you cannot do it at all. The risk is too great. Capische?

Oh, and as far as changes/cancellations are concerned... YOU CANNOT CANCEL A FUEL DUMP TICKET. EVER. Even if it's cancel-able online, because online cancellations are often manually reviewed by human auditors. You spent $450 on a cheap ticket to Israel and now your work schedule changed? That's too bad, you're gonna have to eat the $450 loss and let your ticket go into the garbage. If you try to cancel, your greed in saving $450 can trigger the cancellation of tens of thousands of dollars of other people's fuel-dumped tickets. Think I'm exaggerating? I've seen it happen with my own eyes.

NOW do you people understand what I mean by the "dark side of FD"?!

And NOW do you see why we don't like when the newbie, "gimme a cheap ticket to Israel!!!!" crowd gets a hold of these?! Let me tell you, when someone from that crowd gets a hold of these fares and books his family of 10 people for $4,500 total, and then they have to cancel the trip for some reason, I GUARANTEE you he will not resist the temptation to cancel and get his $4,500 back. He WILL cancel to get his money back, and he WILL get the dump killed for many other people. And THAT is a big part of why veterans don't like it when newbies get their hands on this stuff.

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Trick-It Master Thread
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:39:35 PM »
I was playing around on ITA and saw how pretty much all flights can be reduced by $415 even in summer. Don't want to publish specifics on here. I am sure you can figure it out. Clues: Christie, אר--ת,Soda container, 1842-1997

Please do not PM me. I gave more then enough clues. In fact  I am being berated for giving out out much.
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 07:41:18 PM »
Lost me, but enjoy the PMs.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 07:47:33 PM »
Oooh, this is fun!

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 07:49:13 PM »
Is this going to become the new game thread?
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 07:50:21 PM »
I got confused from soda container

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 07:53:06 PM »
Wow.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 07:54:07 PM »
There are several good FDs for this route...
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 07:56:09 PM »
Does anyone really understand this?

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 07:57:32 PM »
I'm sure Dan does
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 07:58:16 PM »
Does anyone really understand this?
We should've had a poll and seen if people would check "yes" assuming that others do. You know the way it works.
But I believe we may require the services of the NSA code breakers on this one.
Does anyone really understand this?
Why are you so sure?

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2015, 07:58:31 PM »
Oiy. Mods, please do what you have to ASAP.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2015, 08:03:00 PM »
We should've had a poll and seen if people would check "yes" assuming that others do. You know the way it works.
But I believe we may require the services of the NSA code breakers on this one.Why are you so sure?
Lol btw u quoted me twice...

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2015, 08:03:50 PM »
Does anyone really understand this?

Yep, I figured out his code.  Very cool.  Once you figure it out you'll see the Special Vehicle Operations.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2015, 08:05:49 PM »
Why are you ruining it for everyone else. Delete your post...

Done. My sincerest apologies