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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. throaways are great if you know how to use them
    I recently did a combination of both throaway AND hidden city in one ticket
    had to fly MEX to BOG, but not only was it cheaper to buy MEX-BOG-LIM and get off in BOG, it was also cheaper to buy that trip roundtrip and not one way so I bought MEX-BOG-LIM/LIME-BOG-MEX and only used the first leg out of four
    Paid 400 usd instead of 900

  2. Gary,
    I am planing fly on award from MAD to SJC. By using segment search on AA, the last fly out from LHR to SJC is 12:15 pm. The earliest arrival to LHR from MAD is 12:15 pm and latest is 10:10 pm. Do I have to take the last flight of the day to make it a “transfer”? I would like to stay at least half daytime in London. Thank you.

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