Should I book this “hidden city” ticket?
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As I wrote earlier this morning, I kinda forgot to book the first leg of my trip to Peru. I have one award ticket booked with Alaska miles from Washington DC to Cuzco (via Lima) and the return booked as one award using AAdvantage from Cuzco to Lima to Washington back to Cleveland. When I booked these tickets a few months ago, I told myself to book a separate award ticket for my outbound leg from Cleveland to Washington but…. I forgot :-). And now cash tickets are outrageously expensive
Hidden City ticketing
A commenter on my original post suggested looking into hidden city ticketing. Hidden city ticketing is the art of buying a connecting flight to a destination that you’re not really going to, and then getting off half-way / “forgetting” to take…