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Is there a destination where you can set up several aerodromes and find all the destinations to which there are non-stop flights from any of these aerodromes?
Hi Nabil, two of my buddies and I are working on an application that makes it easier to book flights to groups. There is no need to waste our precious coordinating and decision-making effort on just finally book a trip to the same town we always go to. Essentially, this application is a finder for searching flights.
Every member of the group gets the same choice of flights to different destinations and can skip to the right or right according to whether they like it or not. Flights are scheduled if all group members agree, and are checked against each other. There is no waste of your valuable decisions and it allows you to explore new goals.
An ingenious way to reduce your fares: You should do it?
Nate Silver's Sunday Subversion Guest of the Year article, Act of Mild Subversion, shows how to make your living by making flights that make the end stop a stopover on a journey, then just get off at the stopover and don't finish. Economies result from searching for a competitively priced way to a location that you don't want to go to but uses your real location as a stopover.
For example, a non-stop one-way fare from Des Moines to Dallas/Fort Worth costs $375 with American Airlines - more than the $335 Delta costs you to travel from Miami to Anchorage. What happens if you are interested in taking American from Des Moines to Los Angeles, where there is a more efficient international flight?
It is only about half the cost ($186), although it is more than twice the mile. United States flights from Des Moines to L.A. have a stay in Dallas. The best way to get a low rate on a trip to Dallas is to get a cheap ticket to Los Angeles instead and get off the air in Dallas.
Passengers can get off at the intermediate stop, but their hold bags will continue to their destinations. Suppose you're traveling southwest or another carrier that uses "zone" boarding, depending on when you get in and get caught in a late-boarding zoning. Always ready to help, the stewardess happily picks up your bags and has them shipped down with all the other hold bags - to the ultimate goal you skip.
However, the secret location policy only works if you make each journey as a one-way ticket; if you make a return ticket and miss a stage, the remainder of the journey can be cancelled by the carrier. You must therefore run the site's algorithm and see what the overall costs are for booking two one-way journeys compared to a one-way tour.
Mathematics has finally worked in the example of Silver's Des Moines-Dallas, but if you run the numbers for his route and the economies are not all so great, is it really the burden on his mind then?