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The real story behind Orbitz and United suing the hidden cities startup guy

01/04/2015| 6:10:25 PM| 中文

Zamon operates Skiplagged, which enables flyers to book cheaper flights by deplaning at a stopover instead of continuing on to the ticketed destination.

When Orbitz Worldwide and United Airlines finish suingAktarer Zaman, the 22-year-old founder of Skiplagged, they might as well hire him because, as they admit, the wunderkind has outsmarted the two companies every step of the way.

Zamon operates Skiplagged, which enables flyers to book cheaper flights by deplaning at a stopover instead of continuing on to the ticketed destination, and his crowdsourced defense fund has so far raised more than $50,000 on GoFundMe.

Skiplagged, based in Ozone Park Queens, about four miles from JFK Airport, finds “hidden city” tickets, and uses creative ways that frustrated the tech geeks, especially at Orbitz, to deep link to Orbitz, United, and other sites so travelers can book the flights.

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TAGS: Skiplagged | Orbitz | United Airlines | flight booking
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