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Link to "Trick-it" thread on FT, Good Luck!

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.

« Last edited by shoobi on August 31, 2015, 10:16:13 PM »

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2015, 08:06:49 PM »
How about this, anyone that thinks they have it pm me I'll let u know if it's right...

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2015, 08:10:28 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
What is your point by making this public other then killing it for everybode?

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2015, 08:12:09 PM »
What is your point by making this public other then killing it for everybode?
Is this one of these pranks again like UPS?
What do you guys say?

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2015, 08:15:14 PM »
Found for $490 all in :)
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2015, 08:23:14 PM »
Found for $490 all in :)
Some drop it even lower than that.
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 #20 on: August 25, 2015, 08:24:26 PM »
If you figure out the clues, just DON'T post them back on the thread.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2015, 08:25:54 PM »
Firstly, who says publishing it will kill it?
Secondly, it sounds like Dan and others know what the OP is talking about so it's probably legit. Dan mentions FD...

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2015, 08:27:39 PM »
What is your point by making this public other then killing it for everybode?

i guess not everybody knows. Let others also enjoy the savings. These things come and go anyway. Either way, how many times is a single person really gonna fly to Israel in a single year.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2015, 08:29:39 PM »
Woah.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2015, 08:33:55 PM »
i guess not everybody knows. Let others also enjoy the savings. These things come and go anyway. Either way, how many times is a single person really gonna fly to Israel in a single year.
so then y write it in codes ?

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
Either way, how many times is a single person really gonna fly to Israel in a single year.
huh?
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2015, 08:36:04 PM »
I am cracking the code. Anyone who has already cracked some of the codes may PM me with what they got already and I will tell you what I got.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2015, 08:38:03 PM »
huh?

generally killing a deal refers to something you can do over and over. But people don't generally fly the same route over the over. And anyway, if a single person does this deal over and over, the airline will shut it down even faster then this thread.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2015, 09:26:08 PM »
generally killing a deal refers to something you can do over and over. But people don't generally fly the same route over the over. And anyway, if a single person does this deal over and over, the airline will shut it down even faster then this thread.
Okay, I will spell it out to you. Lets say 50 people who know this game well know about this, some of them will use it for their close relatives, and they KNOW the rules not to call the airline for anything, not even requesting a KSML ETC. If that's the end then this may go on the way its been going on for a while already.

The way you are going, NUMBER ONE you tell the public "hey, there is a FD to TLV" now imagine a UA employee looks at this thread.  :-X

2) This is a public forum, hundreds of people are now going to book this and not only will it die a painful death, once they will realize they can cancel everybody else's tickets.


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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2015, 09:32:50 PM »
Dan, since this FD is marked for death already, I think you should make a MS post  ;)