Articles tagged “skiplagged”

Online Travel

Skiplagged Plays Whac-A-Mole With Southwest Flights

As the saying goes, you can run but you can't hide. Skiplagged may be marketing Southwest flights for now and helping flyers book them, but this practice doesn't have a bright future.

Skiplagged Plays Whac-A-Mole With Southwest Flights

Online Travel

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Airlines have complained about the hidden costs of online travel agency web-scraping for years, but Southwest takes that sensitivity to a much higher strategic level. Kiwi apparently is adept at out-maneuvering Southwest's page-scraping roadblocks so the courts will have to sort it all out.

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Online Travel

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

The smart money has Southwest prevailing in this lawsuit against Skiplagged, given the airlines's 17-year history of beating back such alleged interlopers. On the other hand, when it came to an Orbitz lawsuit, Skiplagged knew how to bob and weave.

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

Online Travel

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Did Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Tripadvisor, Oyo, and Marriott, among others, squirm a bit upon learning of Chinese regulators' latest antitrust crackdowns, this time against ridesharing giant Didi and food-delivery and hotel booker Meituan? If not, they should.

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Online Travel

Flight Discounter Skiplagged Asks Federal Court to Tell Southwest Airlines to Back Off

Notorious litigator Southwest Airlines is targeting a sometimes-legally agile Skiplagged. Instead of offering Southwest fare information for hidden-city flights, Skiplagged may find that those Southwest fares have gone missing.

Flight Discounter Skiplagged Asks Federal Court to Tell Southwest Airlines to Back Off

Online Travel

Amazon Gets Aggressive With Promotional Pricing for Virtual Tours

Amazon bowed out of the hotel business a couple of times, is dabbling with flight bookings in India, and seems to have found a sweet spot in cheap, virtual experiences. With all of those tour operator partners now in the fold, post-pandemic, in-person tours and activities is likely on the to-do list.

Amazon Gets Aggressive With Promotional Pricing for Virtual Tours

Airlines

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Travel hackers have long known about the risks and rewards of throwaway ticketing. But one enterprising entrepreneur is trying to bring the method to the masses. Airlines are not happy.

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Online Travel

Hidden City Startup Skiplagged Wins Minor Skirmish in United Battle

United isn't worried about Skiplagged, per se, it's worried that if it allows the site to continue it will give bigger players ideas about fare creativity.

Hidden City Startup Skiplagged Wins Minor Skirmish in United Battle

Online Travel

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Skiplagged doesn't have much of a future as a business beyond being an informational website. It is doubtful that Skiplagged would get authorization to link to a travel agency to enable Skiplagged users to book hidden-city itineraries because travel agencies would get into big trouble with airlines for facilitating such bookings.

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Online Travel

Interview With Hidden City Startup Founder: Is He Naive or an Innovator?

Skiplagged founder Aktarer Zaman identified a problem -- the seeming arbitrary nature of airfares -- and attacked it. Now United and Orbitz may eat him for lunch.

Interview With Hidden City Startup Founder: Is He Naive or an Innovator?