Skiplagged makes flying affordable. Flying is expensive. I know, my family lives 3 time zones away, and holiday prices are ri-donk-ulous. But, what if you could find something cheaper like way cheaper.
Skiplagged methodology is simple. Often times flights to unwanted destinations are cheaper, but they have layovers in places you might like. With skiplagged, you book a flight to some place you don’t want to go that has a layover at your real destination. You simply don’t take your second flight. It’s a strategy I’ve employed before when buying tickets, but it is very difficult to accomplish (I’ve done it successfully twice) when you are simply scouring through connections.
Well, other companies didn’t like how Skiplagged exposed these ‘hidden-city fees’ especially Orbitz and United Airlines. Both sued Aktarer Zaman, the 23-year old, founder of Skiplagged. They protested that the site was illegal. Ha, they just didn’t like losing money, especially to a 23 year old kid.
Zaman works 7 days a week now to keep up with the demand for his site, post-lawsuit, and I’m sure he’s going to have a lot more work soon.
After beating the 21 billion dollar company, Zaman is ready for the next chapter. On his site’s homepage, it proudly states, “We’re so good, United Airlines actually sued us for it.”
Now with about a million users per month, Zaman is ready and able to start pulling in the big bucks.
I guess if you are thinking about flying somewhere, check Skiplagged first.