The hack works thusly: A direct flight to a specific destination city might hypothetically cost $169, but a flight to a different city that happens to connect in the destination city might be cheaper at $109.
If a passenger does not show up for the first leg of a flight (say, on a trip from Amsterdam-London-Dubai, which is listed at a cheaper price than London-Dubai) the airline may automatically cancel the booking, which can not later be reinstated.More news: Black Leopard Pictured In Africa For First Time In Nearly 100 Years
However, passengers risk complications, unexpected rerouting and threats of legal action from airlines.
But Lufthansa, which is vulnerable because Frankfurt and Munich are both used as stopovers for multi-stop flights, is looking to make an example to deter customers from using this hack. Passengers risk having their itinerary cancelled if they are a no-show for the first flight. He successfully completed all legs of the departing flight, but on the return leg left the plane in Frankfurt.
But on the way home he missed his flight from Frankfurt to Oslo, according to a report from CNN, opting instead to book another ticket from Frankfurt to Berlin.More news: Australia reopens offshore detention centre
In December, a court in Berlin threw the case out. So far a court has found in favour of the passenger - but now Lufthansa is appealing.
Lufthansa is cracking down on a way for airline passengers to get cheaper fares-with a lawsuit that brings fresh attention to the practice.More news: Taylor Swift misses Grammys to support boyfriend Joe Alwyn at Baftas
The more you bloody know.
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