United sues 22-year-old over low fare “hidden city ticketing” secret; secret is exposed

Ever heard of “hidden city” ticketing? Until yesterday, most people hadn’t either – until United Airlines and Orbitz decided to sue the 22-year-old New York City entrepreneur who developed an ingenious site called Skiplagged.com to allow people to easily search for this secret way to save a ton of money on airline tickets.

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It appears his site is no longer producing working results, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck.

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6 great ways to fly for cheap during the holidays

Now that Christmas is quickly approaching, there’s a lot of travel going on – and in many cases, if you haven’t yet booked your holiday travel, it’s going to get really (more) expensive, really fast.

Fortunately, there are solid ways to find pretty inexpensive travel through the New Year – though that’s not to say it’s always straightforward. A recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that Sundays are now the best day of the week to buy tickets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be significantly cheaper, especially if you’re buying within 7 or 14 days of travel.

Here we go with six ways to save big.

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Fare Deal: Last minute San Diego to Atlanta or Salt Lake City

Delta is currently running a good fare deal for a last-minute fares to Atlanta and Salt Lake City. Depart on Saturday, April 27, and return either Monday or Tuesday, April 29-30.

For $319 roundtrip, San Diego – Atlanta nets you 3772 base miles roundtrip. This works out to 8.4 cents per mile.

For $219 roundtrip, San Diego – Salt Lake City nets you 1252 base miles roundtrip. This works out to 17.4 cents per mile.

While neither flight is an amazing deal in terms of earning cheap miles, they are good deal for last-minute fares.

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