Articles tagged “skiplagged”

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

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

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Hidden City Startup Skiplagged Wins Minor Skirmish in United Battle

Hidden City Startup Skiplagged Wins Minor Skirmish in United Battle

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

4 years ago

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Why Hidden City Ticketing Won’t Make Your Next Flight Cheaper

Why Hidden City Ticketing Won’t Make Your Next Flight Cheaper

Grant Martin, Skift

Hidden ticketing is helpful in fringe cases, but it's not an everyday, hassle-free way to save money on flights.

4 years ago

The Real Story Behind Orbitz and United Suing the Hidden Cities Startup Guy

The Real Story Behind Orbitz and United Suing the Hidden Cities Startup Guy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Skiplagged's hidden-city practices are screwing up Orbitz's relationships with airlines so that's one reason for the lawsuit. Another factor is that startup founder Aktarer Zaman has been outsmarting his adversaries at every turn.

4 years ago