(CNN) – A method commonly used by airline passengers to obtain cheaper fares is at the center of a judicial dispute between a German airline and one of its customers.
Lufthansa drove a passenger, who did not show up for the final leg of his trip, to court for the obvious purpose of suppressing the "hidden city" ticket office.
The practice implies that passengers leave their trip at a point of call, instead of establishing a last connection.
Lufthansa's lawsuit was aimed at a "loophole" of the "hidden city".
Lufthansa courtesy of AirlineRatings.com
Lufthansa considered this to be a violation of their terms and conditions and seeks compensation in the amount of € 2,112 (approximately $ 2,385).
A Berlin district court dismissed the complaint in December, but Lufthansa spokesman confirmed to CNN that the company "has already appealed against this decision".
In 2014, United Airlines and Orbitz filed a lawsuit against 22-year-old Aktarer Zaman, who founded the Skiplagged.com website, which helps travelers find cheaper flights using the "hidden city" strategy. ".