Airline sues passenger after he purposely missed a flight

This Airline Is Suing a Passenger for Buying a Cheap Flight			    
  
         
      
         
    Jesse Tabit

Lufthansa is seeking to sue a passenger it claims intentionally missed a leg of their journey in order to secure a cheaper flight, it has been claimed.

For instance, someone flying from NY to San Francisco could book a cheaper trip from NY to Lake Tahoe with a layover in San Francisco and get off there, without bothering to take the last leg of the flight. Thrifty flyers can save hundreds of dollars by booking multi-stop tickets instead of flying direct. If a passenger books a flight from Sofia to Warsaw with an ongoing connection to Paris, however, they will pay £113.

A website which promotes this ticketing hack, skiplagged.com, advertises itself as "exposing loopholes in airfare pricing to save you money".

An airline is taking a passenger to court over a travel hack widely used by flyers. Rather than take the completing Frankfurt to Oslo leg, he instead took a different Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Berlin.

Lufthansa are hit harder by the practice than other airlines because many of their flights are routed through the hubs of Frankfurt and Munich. So far a court has found in favour of the passenger - but now Lufthansa is appealing.

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A Berlin district court reportedly dismissed the lawsuit in December, but Lufthansa told CNN it has appealed the decision.

British Airways states in its conditions: "Where you change your travel without our agreement and the price for the resulting transportation you intend to undertake is greater than the price originally paid, you will be requested to pay the difference in price".

The practice does carry several risks for passengers, too.

Typically, although not in this case, the layover city is the final destination for skiplaggers.

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