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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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Linda B (3 months ago)
Hi voice sounds like Tony Robbins' voice!
victor loekito (3 months ago)
Comments section are hilarious.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Akoben Renaissance (3 months ago)
Good shit Richard!
Pample Moose (3 months ago)
The airlines have been playing these pricing games for years to boost their profits at our expense. Isn't it ironic how the airlines scream, bitch and moan when we start playing the same game. Well, too damned bad! If it's fair for them to screw us over for years, turn-about is fair play. When the airlines start playing fair and reasonable, we will too. Why can't the airlines calculate the average price per seat for every flight. After adding in a small percentage mark-up, that then becomes the price of that ticket. It shouldn't matter if you buy it 6 months in advance or 1 hour before the flight. Do you realize how many people, myself included, would take last minute flights/trips on a whim if they didn't have to purchase so far in advance in order to get a fair price?? Lots of people would again, myself included. I can't tell you how many times I have been able to get off for 4 or 5 days from work and wanted to grab a bag and head for Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico or Vegas but I'm NEVER going to pay $1000.00 for that privilege when I could have purchased that same trip for an advanced purchase price of say, $300.00. Not going to happen. Other than business travelers who are traveling on the company's dime, no one else is going to be ripped - off either. Why can't the Airlines see the writing on the wall? They have been doing business their way for decades and just look at how many have gone out of business? In fact, we have very few major Airlines remaining in the USA. This fact also spells doom for the air traveler because when you have less competition, you know prices go UP! ⤴
CryptoAngel (4 months ago)
great video, i am using https://www.l8booking.com to find everything i need
Will Snyder (5 months ago)
NY to LA is a westbound flight, not sure why it is illustrated going eastbound
SueDunMc - 5019 (5 months ago)
I think this guy needs to clear his throat.
Carmelo Lombardo (5 months ago)
omg this is a new world I just found
Paul Cheek (5 months ago)
how do you get back to NY, you cant board the plane in LA
Sulfen (5 months ago)
None of it is worth it with the TSA harassing people. If its a destination in North America I just drive. Only time I need a flight is when going overseas but I don't do that a lot.
B. A (5 months ago)
If you get of in LA ... Can u depart from LA as well?? Or do u have to drive all the way to San deigo
White P11 (5 months ago)
Guess the airlines found out. I see no loopholes anymore.
Theo Mathieu (5 months ago)
Rent illustrate cut launch excitement sound fellow written that wedding.
CS Moriya (5 months ago)
Looks like skipplagged.com is defunct
CS Moriya (5 months ago)
Mme Z Thanks. CNN gave wrong address at 2:10
Mme Z (5 months ago)
X-Ray 911 (6 months ago)
Richard Quest photographed in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines MH17 just 2 weeks before it was downed. I the photo he is pulling the tie of the pilot in a choking motion.... RQ is definitely a Deep State actor.
jhuhiio kopopopoopopo (6 months ago)
he got his unique style
Marcelo martin amaral (6 months ago)
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Prochef - Homestyle (6 months ago)
I guess we live in such a perfect world, you guys should just re-tune your ears!
Chris R (6 months ago)
Go home. America is full
F That (6 months ago)
Fuck him, why do we need a loop hole to get a fare deal and treated with respect and dignity.
Speedbird578 (6 months ago)
there is very few flights where those actually works
bruintoo (6 months ago)
Hopper only works for coach fares though.
Robert Noxin (6 months ago)
How does this guy get on television?
rickognition (6 months ago)
Shawn Michaels??
Julián Diaz (6 months ago)
I tried. Didn't work.
Shantorey Wilkins (6 months ago)
Corn Bread (6 months ago)
This website does not work.
Bobby Scoggins (6 months ago)
scottso241 (6 months ago)
how can i fly from the philippines to new york cheap need to see my father in a nursing home but i dont have a budget to go there he is 91 and miss him so much
Ramona Gaibor (6 months ago)
For everyone who is having problems with his voice what makes you think your voice so perfect?
Imran Alwageeh (6 months ago)
nothing is more dangerous then an educated consumer
Mat C (6 months ago)
Well if you fly on a plane that only stops to let passanger in without changing planes, you are screwed, they wont let you out the plane
Hello Death (7 months ago)
“Los Angelease”
Cristian Rios (8 months ago)
Why is he yelling
I think... (9 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.
Vera Nika (9 months ago)
Well if they didnt have such expensive AF prices we wouldnt need loopholes
Ed Kennedy (10 months ago)
just tried skiplagged.com to book.. it was $200 more that Kayak.. No thanks
rrrglynn (10 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 months ago)
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Braska Yevon (1 year ago)
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Patte Laury (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Which is hidden city while traveling from Moscow,Russia to Delhi India
Carl Kane (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
fuck those greedy airline bastards!!
Renie Jake (1 year 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 (1 year 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 ? (1 year ago)
But if u check in the bag it will turn in your last location so ur pissed
Brian Barcus (1 year ago)
Great info to save money on flights. Awesome app too!
P from db Ok (1 year ago)
Is this the free money guy
Army Alpaca (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
CNN is fakenews.
Mislav Colak (1 year ago)
this guy is so fucking annoying, dude get your throat fixed or something. it really bothers me
pei Rico (1 year ago)
This shit.... is totally useless
Z. (1 year ago)
Man this guys voice is amazing. Its powerful, angry(in a good way), dominant and very masculine.
Mali J (3 months ago)
Thank you Zeph. People are criticising him but this is what makes us glued to his videos
Ruth J.Kervin (3 months ago)
Zeph I like his voice.
Alfredo Hurtado (1 year ago)
HAHAHA!!! Buying flights tickets is becoming like trading in the stock market.
Kreations (1 year ago)
Damn, he needs to drink a bottle of lube. Raspy ass cracker
James Shelnutt (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Miss Amanda's world (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
United in another video
Lauren (1 year ago)
You're assuming our time isn't valuable.
night_woaday (1 year ago)
lost brother of Roger Daltrey
Kye Talks (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
fake news
garfieldwithissuez (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
worst correspondent ever.
dwd ded (1 year ago)
This guy voice needs lotion
Ashfaq Hussain (4 days ago)
200% agree
asherael (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Won't your LUGGAGE Baggage GO TO the END CITY?
emeraldsroses (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
He should start singing Louis Armstrong songs.
G P (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
So, guy is a Brit. That's how originally English supposed to be spoken.
Ig-nat-ius (1 year ago)
Where are the captions? Not even automated craptions?
TheMrTTT (1 year 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 $100, they submitted their original ticket for a refund. Lots of people did it. When the chance to start checking IDs opened up the airlines were thrilled to pounce on it. Ended the practice that day.
Jared Worman (1 year ago)
why are you yelling at me
Andrew Lively (1 year ago)
Can't they just price it fairly. If they did that wouldn't they're not be away two game the system. And shouldn't they be giving the customer the best deal they can anyway.
duyanamelania (1 year ago)
Big thing he fails to mention in hidden city ticketing...if something happens to a flight, the airline will reroute you to your final destination via a different city....then what do you do? ex. buy a hidden city ticket to NYC but adding a leg to Bermuda...then the flight from NYC to Bermuda cancels and you find yourself going to MIA to Bermuda.
Kate Parker (1 year ago)
If you buy a ticket to a city you skip out on, how do you fly round trip? Do you book a separate return ticket from the city you actually intended to go to? Or do you try to hop on in the middle of a journey, the same way you hopped off? I feel like TSA wouldn't allow that...
tannman6 (1 year ago)
Cory Mck (1 year ago)
Unreal, only 350$
TC IronBear (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
TC IronBear Supply and demand
Stephanie B (1 year ago)
question- don't they cancel the return trip if you miss your connection?
Swinde (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Element nuclear her trunk achieve ban anybody evident.
Ian Sebastian (1 year ago)
awwwww those poor airlines are loosing revenue :/
Fernando Torre (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
this is an ad
NatFlaps (1 year 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!
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Malte (1 year ago)
I love his voice
Phil Ollenberg (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Phil Ollenberg or maybe the airlines should stop charging more for A to B flights than for A-B-C flights
dispatchnig vomitory (1 year ago)
Phil Ollenberg Yup kinda
Nara Kwon (1 year ago)
im pretty sure the airports don't page every single passenger that doesn't board their flight on time??
deSeriosa (1 year ago)
Phil Ollenberg they are not likely to do calls like that unless the baggage is checked.
Razza Jemone (1 year ago)
Think this guy has had one to many testosterone shots lmao
sammy50001 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
And this is why sh*t like United Airlines overbooking flight occurs
Yonas Getu (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Thomas Baxter united wasn't even overbooked. it just needed 4 workers on the plane at the last minute.
FreewayBrent (1 year 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 (1 year 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