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A few months ago, Skiplagged, which found hidden city ticketing was big in the news. So big in fact that it has been sued by big boys such as United and Orbitz. Good luck with that!
Enter Cleverlayover. I read about this on Maximizing Money. This is a relatively new website created by some Harvard Business School students (where my sister went to school for her MBA) designed to find cheap combination airfares, between two or more carriers, to a given destination. If you are familiar with Kayak’s hacker fares, this is similar, but Cleverlayover claims they have results even cheaper than Kayak’s. (question: Why didn’t Seth invent this first?)
Conde Nast Traveler recently wrote this about Cleverlayover:
It’s one thing to know that one of the best ways to save on airfare to Europe is to buy the cheapest ticket you can find to any European city and then book a separate flight on one of the continent’s budget carriers to your final destination.
It’s another entirely to have the time and patience to search all the potential routes to find those possible savings. Cleverlayover, however, automates this trick.
If Cleverlayover can accomplish what they say they can, then they will go far. They are certainly worth checking out for upcoming trips. Plus, they are doing a contest to win a $500 Amazon gift card if you sign up for their mailing list. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.
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