Clever 22-year-old outsmarted the airline industry by finding travelers the cheapest airline tickets, now he's being sued.
The airlines didn't want you to know how cheap their flights are, but this stock photo of some guy does.
Aktarer Zaman is a 22-year-old entrepreneur who just got himself into a lot of trouble with the airline industry. He started a website offering people cheap ticket prices that have airlines losing a lot of money.
His method is called "hidden city" ticketing, and it isn't new. Everyone knows that flights with layovers are cheaper than ones without. Often airlines will offer lower ticket prices to destinations that are not regional hubs, but route them through big cities. Zaman's website Skiplagged.com (unavailable at the time of this post due to being over capacity) finds your destination as a layover, allowing passengers to take advantage of the cheaper flight by simply getting off the plane at the layover destination. Fox 13 explains the process: