Reader doug asked about “fuel dumping on award and paid tickets[.]”
What he’s asking about is the idea of adding a flight segment to a ticket that you do not intend to fly but that has the effect of reducing the fuel surcharges you have to pay for the ticket.
This is soemthing airlines doubly frown upon:
- Ticketing a flight you don’t intend to fly
- “Tricking” their pricing systems into charging you less.
Nonetheless, it is a technique that generates savings. And I explain how it works with both paid and award tickets in some detail in these posts: