GERMAN airline Lufthansa is allegedly trying to sue a passenger it says booked a cheaper ticket with no intention of making the final leg of their journey.
The airline says the passenger exploited the ticketing system that places a premium on non-stop flights by booking a cheaper multiple-stop ticket they never intended to complete.
The alleged infringement happened almost two years ago, in April 2016.
The man was said to have not used all the legs of a journey from Seattle to Oslo and taken a separate flight from Frankfurt, where he was due to catch a connecting flight.
The terms and conditions when buying tickets through Lufthansa make it clear the practice is not allowed.
Lufthansa has been granted permission to appeal of a previous ruling in the passenger’s favour, it has been reported.
The defendant reportedly booked a business class ticket from Oslo to Seattle via Frankfurt for £576.
As this is a running court case, we do not comment this case at this stage
On the return flight, however, the passenger flew from Frankfurt to Berlin on a separate ticket.
Lufthansa says that he should have paid €2769, and demanded €2112 plus interest.
The case was reportedly thrown out because the airline failed to fully explain how it had arrived at the compensation figure of €2112.
With companies like Skiplagged helping customers find cheeky deals, there is a growing ability to play the system for the best deals, according to the Independent.
Skiplagged’s website actually boasts: “Our flights are so cheap, United (Airlines) sued us… but we won.”
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The technique of skipping out on undesirable legs come with risks, with cabin baggage often checked through.
A Lufthansa spokesperson told The Mail: ”As this is a running court case, we do not comment this case at this stage.”
In a shocking alternative tale of cheap tickets, Cathay Pacific airline mistakenly sold £12,000 first class tickets for £535 in a bizarre blunder.
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