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    Published: 2015-09-01, by .

    Skiplagged saves you big bucks on flights by uncovering 'hidden fares' the airlines don't want you to know about

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    • Huge savings
    • Detailed info on risks
    • Easy to use
    • Can't book through the app
    • Potentially illegal
    • Can't fly with hold luggage

    "Skip expensive air fares"

    THE VERDICT

    Skiplagged saves you big bucks on flights by uncovering 'hidden fares' - when you book a multi-city flight but only use part of the journey - saving you up to 80% on regular tickets. Beware though, the practice violates some airline T&Cs.

    The app presents a novel - if not potentially illegal - way to search for flights. If you're prepared to take on the varying risks, you could save an absolute fortune on hidden air fares the airlines wish you didn't know about.

    THE PROS

    The app's search functions is relatively quick and easy to use, and the design is attractive and intuitive.

    More importantly, it highlights an important issue: we're all being ripped off by the airlines, and the app provides you with a genuine way of getting around unreasonable flight costs.

    You are also given plenty of fair warning in the 'About' section of the potential risks and perils of booking flights this way.

    THE CONS

    Purchasing airline tickets this way is loaded with potential pit-falls and should be done so with caution. Though you may think you are just booking a seat on a plain, you're actually signing up to a complex contract - and skipping the last leg of your multi-city fare. You also run the risk that the airline may change or cancel the 'stop-off' city you were hoping to get too.

    Also, you cannot fly with luggage this way (only cabin baggage), as your bags would end up at the final destination.

    Booking is not done through app: instead, each combination comes with complex instructions on how to use the carrier's website to book the fares you want.

    Tags: skiplagged actually cheap

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Sep 01, 2015

    Description

    Find flight and hotel rates you won’t see anywhere else. Save hundreds of dollars compared to other travel sites.

    Discover extraordinary travel deals, set fare alerts, and uncover great hotel rates.

    We’re so good, United Airlines actually sued us for it!

    • Find flights other search engines won’t show you -- including hidden-city flights and arbitrary round-trips
    • Filter flights by duration, number of layovers, takeoff/landing time and more
    • Explore lowest priced travel dates and see fare changes for flights
    • Receive alerts when fare prices drop
    • Book hotels as well, including last-minute hotels and special deals
    • Filter hotels, read reviews and view traveler ratings

    The fine print: a hidden-city flight is a flight where you get off at the layover rather than the final destination. For example, a flight from New York to San Francisco might be $300, but a similar flight from New York to Seattle with a layover in San Francisco might be $200. If you’re going to San Francisco we’ll show you both flights, and if you choose the cheaper one, you get off the plane at the layover (San Francisco) rather than going to the final destination (Seattle).

    This is perfectly legal and the savings can be significant, but if you’ve never traveled like this before, you should read our hidden-city FAQ at http://skiplagged.com/faq

    We’ll always show you all the options, so YOU can pick the deal you want!

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