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Airlines crack down on a money-saving hack: Skip-lagging

By Nate Boyle
Published: Friday, July 21, 2023 - 12:00pm
Updated: Friday, July 21, 2023 - 12:13pm

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A Southwest Airlines attendant prepares a plane for passengers to board in 2019.

Thinking about hopping a plane out of town? You’re not alone.

But you might want to be careful — The Show’s Nate Boyle spoke with Brett Snyder, the Cranky Flier, about why a popular way of saving money might not be such a good idea. 

Hidden city ticketing, or skip-lagging, involves buying a ticket for a connecting flight but opting to get off the flight at the layover city and "skipping" the final destination. 

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