United Airlines, Orbitz, sue Skiplagged.com


A tech wizard who set up a website helping people get cheap flight tickets is being sued by an airline. Aktarer Zaman, 22, from New York City founded Skiplagged.com last year which used the technique described as 'hidden city' ticketing. Now he is

Recent Skiplagged listings for flights that don't end in Chicago, but go through Chicago. I live in Philadelphia and if I want to visit a friend in Chicago for a weekend, it will cost me several hundred dollars for a round-trip ticket 

"Hidden city ticketing" can offer steep discounts on airfare. Basically, you book a flight past your destination, with your target destination as a stop on the route, and save more than if on the direct route. Skiplagged is one site 

On a gofundme.com site opened to help cover legal fees, Zama says "Skiplagged's sole purpose has always been to help you become savvy travelers. We have been doing that by exposing pricing inefficiencies for air travel, among other things

"Hidden city ticketing" can offer steep discounts on airfare. Basically, you book a flight past your destination, with your target destination as a stop on the route, and save more than if on the direct route. Skiplagged is one site