Watch: Dude describes questionable 'technique' to scam a plane row to yourself... and make everyone hate you
A TikToker who makes videos with money-saving tips is taking some heat after he exposed himself for being a bit of a - how do I put this delicately - donkey butt. To say the least.
This lad goes by the handle @NDAInternet on TikTok, and his page is full of some very helpful money-saving tips. So it is rather unfortunate he chose to expose himself with his "poor man's cheap flights" hack.
This "hack" involves buying one ticket for himself, then purchasing the other two tickets in the row as fully refundable. Forty-five minutes before his flight, he cancels the two refundable tickets so he can have the whole row to himself. And everyone's happy. Except for the two people who couldn't get on the flight they needed to go see meemaw. Gotta break some eggs to make an omelet. I guess.
Will you Try a Poor Mans First Class? ✈️💰📈 If you’re low on Money and have a small budget but want to travel in Luxuary, try the Poor Mans first class! Simply Book one ticket for yourself, and get 2 fully refundable tickets on the same row as you. And 45 minutes before boarding cancel the 2 fully refundable flight tickets and you will have yourself a whole row to yourself! 💺💰 This isn’t advice or financial advice! #flight #airline #travel #savingmoney
This "hack" was not well-received by his audience. Some of the comments read:
"Very selfish. Somebody may have needed these tickets."
"The catch is that's fraud"
"Ugh people. This stuff is what makes airlines horrible. They will take away refundable tickets."
"So basically, make the airline lose money on flights it could've sold?"
"This could be so cruel to someone who missed their first flight"
"Name one airline that gives full refunds 45 minutes before the flight"
That last comment raises a very good point. I don't know of any airlines that have such an offer. And a few more comments shed even more doubt on this guy's strategy, pointing out that most flights are purposely overbooked. I haven't been on a single flight lately that wasn't completely packed/had people on standby waiting for cancellations. Which is probably a good thing, given there may be people like this bloke trying to have some extra leg room.