Topic Wiki

For starters:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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 »

Author Topic: Trick-It Master Thread  (Read 77883 times)

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 5740
  • Total likes: 543
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 20
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #945 on: February 21, 2019, 09:55:14 PM »
If I wasn't clear, PMs are locked.
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline ah giten

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 413
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #946 on: February 21, 2019, 09:58:04 PM »
If I wasn't clear, PMs are locked.
How about TT message

Offline JACKBLUE

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 1361
  • Total likes: 75
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #947 on: February 21, 2019, 09:58:14 PM »

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 5740
  • Total likes: 543
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 20
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #948 on: February 21, 2019, 11:55:50 PM »
$700 2x TLV-NYC RT direct
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline helpyouamdme

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 348
  • Total likes: 61
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • contact ‘Kоѕhеr Ski Club’ for the experience of a lifetime!
  • Location: Recalculating signal lost!
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #949 on: February 22, 2019, 10:31:19 AM »
got it  :)

Online ExGingi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 5254
  • Total likes: 747
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
  • Location: 770
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #950 on: February 27, 2019, 02:40:00 AM »
Until the end of March (in order to have the low BF's)
Can a lap infant be added to this without calling the airline?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
-- Dan

Offline mrprez27

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 489
  • Total likes: 7
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Nassau County
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #951 on: February 27, 2019, 09:07:49 PM »
a bit more of a hint on what city is the 3x and why its a 'sort of'....also is this coding on ota's?


Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 5740
  • Total likes: 543
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 20
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #952 on: February 27, 2019, 09:08:49 PM »
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Online joey89

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 301
  • Total likes: 24
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: New Orleans
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #953 on: February 27, 2019, 09:13:32 PM »
a bit more of a hint on what city is the 3x and why its a 'sort of'....also is this coding on ota's?
I didn’t work on it nor am I familiar with trick fares, however the entire idea is to limit how many
people know of it so that it can continue to work.
If you want the benefits you will have to put in the effort

Offline ushdadude

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4096
  • Total likes: 72
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Long Island
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #954 on: February 27, 2019, 10:22:36 PM »
any recommended primers on how to learn how to find one?
If you see something that is 50% off but don't need it, walk away and save yourself 100%

Offline myi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 14388
  • Total likes: 793
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 263
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn /Israel /Lakewood /TorontoCanada!
  • Programs: 2Many2List!
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #955 on: February 27, 2019, 11:41:46 PM »
$700 2x TLV-NYC RT direct
Am I seeing right?
2x as in 2 Tickets for a RT TLV-NYC for $700?

 Wow nice.
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

Offline elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2075
  • Total likes: 45
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #956 on: February 27, 2019, 11:44:06 PM »

Offline davidrotts63

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 5740
  • Total likes: 543
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 20
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz Gold, Hyatt Member, BA Blue, Ebay banned, Amazon Prime
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #957 on: February 28, 2019, 03:50:09 AM »
Am I seeing right?
2x as in 2 Tickets for a RT TLV-NYC for $700?

 Wow nice.
Someone already asked me this. Lol.
(Erhem I know you're reading this )
You're not.
+1
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

Offline mrprez27

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 489
  • Total likes: 7
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Nassau County
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #958 on: February 28, 2019, 10:30:44 AM »
https://www.travelcodex.com/introduction-to-fuel-dumping/

the 'x' is a stike or leg that drops fuel price. 1x at start, 2x middle and 3x leg at end that people usually dont take.

Offline ushdadude

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4096
  • Total likes: 72
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Long Island
Re: Trick-It Master Thread
« Reply #959 on: February 28, 2019, 02:30:13 PM »
Not happening
is the airport listed on the hidden city wiki?
If you see something that is 50% off but don't need it, walk away and save yourself 100%