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The loophole letting passengers fly on the cheap

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Richard Quest explores the tricky world of airline ticketing and the shortcuts available for cheaper fares.
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Hello Death (20 days ago)
“Los Angelease”
Cristian Rios (1 month ago)
Why is he yelling
I think... (2 months ago)
Richard Quest you are a moron. Your constant interruption of Allison and everyone else at the wedding was deplorable. Why don’t you stick to you heinous financial reporting, and leave reporting classy things to those who know what they doing. Sick of you and your hideous voice. Get a life.
Richard Robin (2 months ago)
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Vera Nika (2 months ago)
Well if they didnt have such expensive AF prices we wouldnt need loopholes
Ed Kennedy (3 months ago)
just tried skiplagged.com to book.. it was $200 more that Kayak.. No thanks
rrrglynn (3 months ago)
I blame all these websites apps for why flying sucks so much today. The airlines have to follow the lowest possible prices to the cent with the competitors or else nobody will fly their airline. They are all forced to charge for everything to make money. From what I can see flying hasn't gotten any cheeper and it just sucks more and they charge for everything now.
Grateful graham (4 months ago)
Checked skip lagged and hopper both approx 30%, £60 to £80 more expensive (Uk to India) than googling a standard comparison price checking site. "Taking the risk and gamble out of the airline pricing game?" Maybe not!
Black Swan (4 months ago)
Airlines making announcements about missing PAX: Must be someone who checked in an old case stuffed with NYTwit (New York Times) fish wrap to fool the airline that he was continuing to the next destination Every time the airlines try to act smart and prevent passengers taking advantage of price glitches, the smart ones will learn (and pass around) a new trick
Ishkhan Gevorgyan (4 months ago)
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Braska Yevon (5 months ago)
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Patte Laury (5 months ago)
I wouldn't try this on a round trip. A lot of times if you don't show up for a leg of your flight, the airlines will cancel your entire itinerary.
Ram Jadhav (5 months ago)
Which is hidden city while traveling from Moscow,Russia to Delhi India
Carl Kane (6 months ago)
Lol most flight staff have raspier voices because of damage to their vocal cords from over exposure of ionizing radiation during flights. Radiation exposure can reach 33 mRem for each hour above 10,000 feet from cosmic exposure. Fumes from jet fuel are also factored in too.
2tone crenshaw (8 months ago)
fuck those greedy airline bastards!!
Renie Jake (10 months ago)
I always try to check myself in a suitcase and travel in the baggage compartment ! Or better still stow away in the Aeroplane Undercarriage with a parachute and wit for the landing to be deployed before I deploy like James Bond 007 into the far wayward paradise that I would like to visit!
AB xx (10 months ago)
Airlines do the same to customers but when they get backfired from customers suddenly they shout hey what are ur doing?
MAN_LYKE_LEO ? (10 months ago)
But if u check in the bag it will turn in your last location so ur pissed
Brian Barcus (10 months ago)
Great info to save money on flights. Awesome app too!
P from db Ok (11 months ago)
Is this the free money guy
Sebastiansrandomstuff10 weird stuff (11 months ago)
I dont go to lax i fly from san diego san diego isnt hidden 18 million people flew from san diego in 2016
Biplav Shrestha (11 months ago)
CNN is fakenews.
Mislav Colak (11 months ago)
this guy is so fucking annoying, dude get your throat fixed or something. it really bothers me
pei Rico (11 months ago)
This shit.... is totally useless
Zeph (11 months ago)
Man this guys voice is amazing. Its powerful, angry(in a good way), dominant and very masculine.
Alfredo Hurtado (11 months ago)
HAHAHA!!! Buying flights tickets is becoming like trading in the stock market.
CupcakKe Kreations (11 months ago)
Damn, he needs to drink a bottle of lube. Raspy ass cracker
James Shelnutt (11 months ago)
a friend and I took a trip from B'ham to Houston & skipped the 2nd leg of the trip to New Orleans cause we just wanted to vacation in Houston. Strangely enough a big storm came into the area as we landed in Houston & the 2nd leg was cancelled by the airline. My friend was refunded a great deal of our tickets because of this resulting in us getting a very cheap flight to exactly where we wanted to go. Yay us!
James Shelnutt (11 months ago)
Miss Amanda's world (11 months ago)
Also check nearby cities to one you plan to travel to. This is example it's cheaper and odlly makes more sense then other flights from South bend to new York instead of flying into new York fly into Newark new jersey and drive or ride into New York
Nether Warrior (11 months ago)
United in another video
Lauren (11 months ago)
You're assuming our time isn't valuable.
night_woaday (11 months ago)
lost brother of Roger Daltrey
Kye Talks (11 months ago)
God his voice is like someone taking a cheese grater to my ear drums! I tried to watch the segment but I couldn't even get a full minute into it before I couldn't take it anymore! His job is literally presentation, how can someone with a voice like THAT get a job presenting information??? The information should be the main focus, not the presenter!!
vit tsy (11 months ago)
fake news
garfieldwithissuez (11 months ago)
Ugh I can't believe I clicked on a video from CNN. Had I realized it I would have skipped over it. Fuck you CNN.
Blake (11 months ago)
worst correspondent ever.
dwd ded (11 months ago)
This guy voice needs lotion
asherael (11 months ago)
Great! I hope it's as unpleasant for the airlines as they've made flying for customers. I've no sympathy their rip-off alorhythm's been compromised. Maybe losing their massive advantage over the consumer will push them to, in some way, make air-travel less horrible.
Chipwhitley274 (11 months ago)
His website... essentially amounts to Free Speech... you cannot sue someone for informing people of a loophole. Or rather... you *_can_* sue them... but it damn well better be dismissed at the outset.
Getapetahome (11 months ago)
Won't your LUGGAGE Baggage GO TO the END CITY?
emeraldsroses (11 months ago)
Getapetahome yes, it will. If it's on one ticket and you've checked in bags, then it will go to the final destination. Also you'll lose the return flight if you miss any leg of the ticket you've booked.
Oj Simpson (11 months ago)
He should start singing Louis Armstrong songs.
G P (11 months ago)
Please get your vocal cords examined via endoscope! It sounds like you have smoked a pack a day since you were a teenager
igor taranchenko (11 months ago)
So, guy is a Brit. That's how originally English supposed to be spoken.
Ig-nat-ius (11 months ago)
Where are the captions? Not even automated craptions?
TheMrTTT (11 months ago)
This was once called an "open jaw" flight in the 1970s and 1980s. Believe it or not IDs weren't checked back then and most tickets were fully refundable. In the example in the video, when you get off the plane in Los Angeles, you could go to the gate departing for San Diego and sell your Dan Diego leg ( for $100 for example) to someone San Diego bound walking up to the gate. You pocket the $100, they submitted their original ticket for a refund. Lots of people did it. When the chance to start checking IDs opened up the airlines were thrilled to pounce on it. Ended the practice that day.
Jared Worman (11 months ago)
why are you yelling at me
Andrew Lively (11 months ago)
Can't they just price it fairly. If they did that wouldn't they're not be away two game the system. And shouldn't they be giving the customer the best deal they can anyway.
duyanamelania (11 months ago)
Big thing he fails to mention in hidden city ticketing...if something happens to a flight, the airline will reroute you to your final destination via a different city....then what do you do? ex. buy a hidden city ticket to NYC but adding a leg to Bermuda...then the flight from NYC to Bermuda cancels and you find yourself going to MIA to Bermuda.
Kate Parker (11 months ago)
If you buy a ticket to a city you skip out on, how do you fly round trip? Do you book a separate return ticket from the city you actually intended to go to? Or do you try to hop on in the middle of a journey, the same way you hopped off? I feel like TSA wouldn't allow that...
tannman6 (11 months ago)
Cory Mck (11 months ago)
Unreal, only 350$
TC IronBear (11 months ago)
But why do hidden cities exist? I don't understand the economics behind it. Is it tax driving it? Localized competition? What is driving this counter-intuitive pricing?
Andi181234 (11 months ago)
TC IronBear Supply and demand
Stephanie B (11 months ago)
question- don't they cancel the return trip if you miss your connection?
Swinde (11 months ago)
The reason people to do this is of course save money, but I think there is also the annoyance that the airlines are not billing passengers on a basis of the cost of the flight, but rather the popularity of the destination, for whatever reason.  Back in the 80s there was a flight from Dallas, to St Louis via Memphis.    The fare to Memphis was about a hundred dollars more, even though it was the first stop on the flight.
Addicted2baseball rgd (11 months ago)
I still think booking on Saturdays or Tuesdays and 10 months prior to trip is the best way to go. But I do appreciate any hacks to go along with this method.
Theo Mathieu (11 months ago)
Element nuclear her trunk achieve ban anybody evident.
Ian Sebastian (11 months ago)
awwwww those poor airlines are loosing revenue :/
Fernando Torre (11 months ago)
...this destroyed the air travel industry in Venezuela in 2012. To put it briefly, the government got wind of it, and didn't like it It got better... before it got worse
dʒeɪms (11 months ago)
this is an ad
NatFlaps (11 months ago)
>makes video about hidden city tickets >everyone now knows about it >airlines will now scramble to fix the loophole >hidden city ticketing is now dead THANKS CNN!
Malte (11 months ago)
I love his voice
Phil Ollenberg (11 months ago)
Are "hidden city flyers" the reason we have to sit there and hear: "Paging passenger Edward Smith for XYZ Air flight to San Francisco" over and over? Delaying flights, costing the airline $1000 in extra gate charges, and inconveniencing all the other passengers, so that one person can save $100?
Vital Mark (7 months ago)
Phil Ollenberg or maybe the airlines should stop charging more for A to B flights than for A-B-C flights
dispatchnig vomitory (11 months ago)
Phil Ollenberg Yup kinda
Nara Kwon (11 months ago)
im pretty sure the airports don't page every single passenger that doesn't board their flight on time??
deSeriosa (11 months ago)
Phil Ollenberg they are not likely to do calls like that unless the baggage is checked.
Razza Jemone (11 months ago)
Think this guy has had one to many testosterone shots lmao
sammy50001 (11 months ago)
So yea thanks for letting the "secret" out. Now airlines will do everything they can to get around this to screw customers again.
Daniel Peixoto Martins (11 months ago)
A lot of companies don't allow that. If you are going one way you can go with no problem but if you need to return, they don't allow you to fly back
Thomas Baxter (11 months ago)
And this is why sh*t like United Airlines overbooking flight occurs
Yonas Getu (11 months ago)
Thomas Baxter overbooking occurs because Airlines sell more tickets than they have seats available. They do this because they figure people will not show up and they want to make as much money as they can per flight
Danielle Stager (11 months ago)
Thomas Baxter united wasn't even overbooked. it just needed 4 workers on the plane at the last minute.
FreewayBrent (11 months ago)
If I were only listening to the guy's voice (and not actually watching the video), I would think he was a WWF wrestler.
dosmastrify (11 months ago)
this is a not a hack. the airlines will see that you did this deliberately and then charge you the price of flying to where you actually flew to. before they computerized everything you could get away with it, but in 2017 you will not win, the airline will. Google it, you will see that I'm right. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this was a five-year or more old segment
Whiteczyk (11 months ago)
Yeah your bag goes to San Diego.
Porco Rosso (11 months ago)
Whiteczyk 2:46
Commentator541 (11 months ago)
This loophole means being at an airport FOR AN ENTIRE DAY OR MORE? Want to do that to save a couple of bucks? NO
Fayomitz (11 months ago)
yeah probably
Heidi (11 months ago)
Fayomitz - I think (s)he thinks they're saying you have a layover at point B before point C.
Fayomitz (11 months ago)
Commentator541 what are you talking about? Why would you need to stay at the airport for an entire day or more?
Chris Torrella (1 year ago)
He's just slightly out of focus at the beginning of the video
MD (1 year ago)
They couldn't get the graphics right so NYC is on the right side of the map? Idiots.
AgentFowler (1 year ago)
The dude at 4:45 looks like the guy from Lazy Town he even talks like him. Looks super weird.
MrSplendid (1 year ago)
If this man can make a living as a reporter with that voice. You can do anything
Razeen Mujarrab (1 year ago)
So proud of this Bangladeshi guy :)
MonkeyJuice (1 year ago)
This nigga hasn't drank in at least 10 years.
Sachin Solanki (1 year ago)
His voice is quite cool
MAN_ON_WHEELZ (1 year ago)
I wonder if it's any cheaper to fly out of and into an airport near the major city you're going to. For instance instead of flying out of Chicago O'Hare fly out of the Chicago/Gary airport instead.
shanebluebutterfly (1 year ago)
fake news
abed k (1 year ago)
He has got such a SEXY voice <3
Arash Bal (1 year ago)
His voice doesn't match his personality.
ROTFLOLALMFAO (1 year ago)
Fuck this guy's voice
Mr. Magoo (1 year ago)
this guy's throat must be burning red.
Nancy Trevino (1 year ago)
This is great, but how do I know what airport to do my loop with? I'll be entering airport codes for hours in the computer to find my final arrival destination
Maxima (1 year ago)
pretty bad that airlines can legally lock you in on a flight. no one reads the fine print
Ben Nossaman (1 year ago)
Airlines have known this for years and can charge you if you don't complete the whole travel, tried it once in accident
Rwhunited (1 year ago)
Did this guy voice Jar Jar Binks?
Jake Cosenza (1 year ago)
Only issue could be when the overhead bins are full and the airline makes you check your bag at the gate.
Hey (1 year ago)
This guy needs to clear his throat
Kevin (1 year ago)
fantastic, but how does one get home again? Airlines will not allow you on in the middle hop of a flight. Get on at San Diego or don't get on at all.
Logan Smith (1 year ago)
what if i whant to fly round trip?
Arnav Roy (1 year ago)
fake news
Annie Miller (1 year ago)
I once needed a flight from Panama City, Panama to Houston tx. one way direct was about $800. I thought that was pretty crazy. I started checking other places to go on vacation. I checked Panama City to Miami. flight was about $300, but I realized there was an option that allowed for a layover in Houston (the place I really wanted to visit) it was the same flight that costs $800 (same airline, same date, same flight). I booked the flight to Miami with the layover in Houston, arrived in Houston, picked up my bags (it was an international flight, you have to pick up your bags before you go thru customs and recheck them) and never got on the flight to Miami. we are a family of 4 so we saved about $1000. The biggest risk was if there was any weather/delays and the airline had to find a different flight for us they would have flown us to Miami.
azado237 (11 months ago)
Wow, people actually want to come to Houston?
KarposLazarus (1 year ago)
fake news...
Huevo Duro702 (1 year ago)
Fake News
TabletopCommander (1 year ago)
dear God why would they pick that face and voice to be on this video? that voice is horrid
Max Sun (1 year ago)
This is the reason airlines are always overbooked!
High Maintenance Minimalist (11 months ago)
Airlines are always overbooked because they know passengers always miss their bookings and failing to resell the ticket (even though the majority of consumers purchase non-refundable tickets) is a missed opportunity.
dosmastrify (11 months ago)
Max Sun no....
Lildizzle420 (1 year ago)
If you pay $200 for a plane ticket and save $100, now I can afford a hotel for 1 night plus dinner and I have a small weekend trip that boosts the airlines profits. If im charged the full $300 then im staying home and watching movies and not using the airline at all.
Vishal Singh (1 year ago)
Richard Quest is one of the worst anchors. Unclear voice and very bad communication skills.