by Joe Kovacs, WND
A 22 year-old whiz kid who found a way for fliers to buy cheaper plane tickets is now being sued by United Airlines and its travel partner, Orbitz.
Aktarer Zaman of New York City founded the Skiplagged website, which promotes a strategy known as “hidden city” ticketing to find more inexpensive prices.
Travelers merely buy an airline ticket with a layover before the actual destination.
For example, if you wanted to fly from New York to San Francisco, you could purchase a ticket from New York to Lake Tahoe, California, and then fly to San Francisco where you’d get off the plane, never boarding the final leg of the trip to Lake Tahoe.
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