There are some questions which often pop up when we come across someone who talks about “traveling” or “flying for less.” Questions like “how often do you fly? Where do you fly to and for how long? Or “Are you traveling for business or pleasure?” should probably be replaced with “How much are you really paying for that comfy first-class seat?” To most of us, the answer will be shocking.
First-class airfares may seem out of reach, but great values can be found, even during Christmas or New Year’s. Airlines generate most of their first-class revenue on normal business days, and slash fares to leisure travelers over holidays. Since airlines were deregulated, airlines have charged more for nonstop flights and offer cheaper fares on connecting flights. When flyers refuse to overpay for the convenience of direct routes, empty airline seats become depreciating assets. The hidden city ticket in the terms of commercial aviation helps airlines unload these depreciating assets before they expire worthless, and is discussed in the Involuntary Reroute series by Robert Laney. Hidden city airline ticketing occurs when a traveler purchases a ticket from departure point a to the destination point c with having a stop at point b. The passenger ends their journey at point b.
For example, flying from New York (point a) to Madrid (point c) through London (point b) then, choosing to get off at London (point b) instead of continuing onto Madrid (point c). Some airlines claim hidden city tickets cost them money even though they’ve been paid for an empty, depreciating and otherwise worthless seat.
Robert Laney has been in the airline and aviation industry for around three decades having his experience in strategic planning, management, airline deception, airline booking ploys, business development and also business strategy. This American entrepreneur is an author as well of the series Involuntary Reroute which focuses on the primary tools of premium cabin fare deception, i.e. the hidden city tickets, arbitrage, mileage and AD75 tickets from an insider’s perspective followed by the books I-Reroute. Also, he is the co-founder of 1st-Air.Net which is an online provider of alternative methods for purchasing business and first-class travel. Traveling first class could have been made easier only if the airlines would lessen the price which they quoted uselessly for generating as much of the profit as possible.
Robert, in his book, has told how exactly the hidden city ticketing works as well as airline booking ploys and throwaway ticketing. In order to make the most use of an airline ticket, exploring Robert’s books can give you the knowledge you need.