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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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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #930 on: February 21, 2019, 02:52:56 PM »
I said the exact routing. And it's direct. And it's 3xish .


It's too easy to say any more without it getting abused and shut down.

Dates, or date range?
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #931 on: February 21, 2019, 03:23:45 PM »
Dates, or date range?
Until the end of March (in order to have the low BF's)
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #932 on: February 21, 2019, 06:27:35 PM »
Down to $619

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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #933 on: February 21, 2019, 06:33:55 PM »
$570

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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #934 on: February 21, 2019, 06:41:39 PM »
Thanks OP this is a real gem and clean constuction

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« Reply #935 on: February 21, 2019, 06:45:16 PM »
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #936 on: February 21, 2019, 06:47:02 PM »
Thanks OP this is a real gem and clean constuction
This can be around for months now if it doesn't get abused.
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #937 on: February 21, 2019, 06:50:56 PM »
This can be around for months now (like it was last time) if it doesn't get abused.
Lets hope!

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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #938 on: February 21, 2019, 06:52:52 PM »
$515

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« Reply #939 on: February 21, 2019, 06:55:53 PM »
Making a one time exception for this, and am accepting PMs.
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #940 on: February 21, 2019, 06:59:16 PM »
Quote from: Moishebatchy on August 26, 2015, 01:14:56 PM
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 FD 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 fd 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: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #941 on: February 21, 2019, 07:04:48 PM »
Making a one time exception for this, and am accepting PMs.
Accepting PMs that tell you what the FD is, or ask you what it is?  :D

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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #942 on: February 21, 2019, 07:06:25 PM »
As soon as I learn my PMs are locked
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #943 on: February 21, 2019, 09:21:39 PM »
Guess who found his first FD ;)
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Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #944 on: February 21, 2019, 09:55:14 PM »
If I wasn't clear, PMs are locked.
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