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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.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2015, 12:00:36 AM »
Total noon question?  Hidden city ticketing is a form of fd?
I am not sure what this is. But it sure looks to me like FD is the same as hidden city

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2015, 12:01:43 AM »
I am not sure what this is. But it sure looks to me like FD is the same as hidden city

If you are not sure what it is, how can you possibly know if it's the same

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2015, 12:01:47 AM »
Unless you are checking same dates your exchange is irrelevant, find lowest original price date on ITA / google flights and you will have your lowest FD

Of course dates make a difference. I'm just looking for the max potential routing.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2015, 12:03:08 AM »
If you are not sure what it is, how can you possibly know if it's the same
Based on the info from the link a few posts back

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2015, 12:03:35 AM »
I find it interesting that Dan and the other bloggers are pros at this, (just read Scott whole post) because will they really fly a transatlantic flight in y?! Without an upgrade?!
So for them it's just a game

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2015, 12:03:37 AM »
$546 on basic nonstop in the winter for me.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2015, 12:05:05 AM »
Based on the info from the link a few posts back
Well a few posts back it was also clearly stated they are not the same

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2015, 12:10:17 AM »
At least it isn't cheaper than the amount I paid already for a ticket on the date I'm going.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2015, 12:13:32 AM »
YAY!! I FEEL SUPER ACCOMPLISHED.
 
All it took was giyf, and travel codex article, and a lil brains.
Thanks op (I don't even think I'm actually booking, but this lil thread just taught waaay more about FD than dds...)
Can we have/start a Ddf trick-it thread? (Not monitored by cm, who has been surprisingly quiet on this thread)

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #84 on: August 26, 2015, 12:14:37 AM »
YAY!! I FEEL SUPER ACCOMPLISHED.
 
All it took was giyf, and travel codex article, and a lil brains.
Thanks op (I don't even think I'm actually booking, but this lil thread just taught waaay more about FD than dds...)
Can we have/start a Ddf trick-it thread? (Not monitored by cm, who has been surprisingly quiet on this thread)

I would be in

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2015, 12:15:25 AM »
Good bye TLV fuel dumps
Always use an Amex, you'll thank me one day.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #86 on: August 26, 2015, 12:18:37 AM »
Now that this has been on here for part of the night. Those who wanted to learn something new learnt.

Time to delete this thread now.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #87 on: August 26, 2015, 12:18:43 AM »
Good bye TLV fuel dumps
'twas fun whilst they lasted  :'(
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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #88 on: August 26, 2015, 12:20:12 AM »
Fuel dumps always pop up in different places.

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Re: Reduce USA -> TLV flights by $415
« Reply #89 on: August 26, 2015, 12:27:52 AM »

Dates?

Do I get a prize? Or a HT?