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United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking
United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking

A 45-minute flight from San Diego to Los Angeles can get pretty pricey—about $350 for one-way economy seats on American Airlines. But an unusual travel site can get you there for about $200 less. The catch is you must book a flight from San Diego to Las Vegas, with a stopover in Los Angeles. Instead of continuing on to Vegas, you simply step off the plane in Los Angeles. It’s a troubling concept for United Airlines and Orbitz Worldwide, which have sued to stop the travel website Skiplagged.com from letting passengers use the money-saving tactic of booking “hidden city” destinations. United and Orbitz accuse the site’s founder, Aktarer Zaman of New York, of...

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