Last updated: June 11th, 2022

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The Father of Hidden City Tickets

You’ve heard of hidden city ticketing or point beyond tickets but are not quite sure how it all works? You have come to the right place, as I-REROUTE is the father of hidden city tickets and where hidden city ticketing began. You think hidden city tickets may help you fly for less, but are concerned that it could be illegal? Don’t worry, hidden city tickets and point beyond fares DON’T violate ANY laws and are “FAIR GAME!”

The Father of Hidden City Ticket was a college kid recruited by airlines to help carriers to quietly dispose of their empty and unsold seats without distorting their retail distribution channels

The Father and Inventor of Hidden City Tickets Uncovers How Airlines Really fill their Most COMFORTABLE seats
& it’s not by flyers overpaying!


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You’ve heard of hidden city ticketing or point beyond tickets but are not quite sure how it all works? You think hidden city tickets may help you fly for less, but are concerned that it could be illegal? Don’t worry, hidden city tickets and point beyond fares DON’T violate ANY laws and are “FAIR GAME!” Even late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used hidden city tickets to save money on a duck hunting trip with former Vice President Dick Cheney. At the time, Wall Street Journal staff reporter Scott McCartney documented the episode. Quite simply, hidden city tickets were devised by airlines to benefit airlines. Hidden city tickets and point beyond fares help airlines fill seats that most flyers won’t overpay for.

I-REROUTE (Involuntary Reroute) relives how a college kid became the father of hidden city tickets and the origins of point beyond fares. More importantly, I-REROUTE separates fact from fiction and helps subscribers fly first class paying less than coach.


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On November 27th, 2019 The Father of Hidden City Tickets with the Reroutes released the world’s first songs promoting the benefits of hidden city tickets. Specifically, the ability to fly business class cheaper than coach and “they’ve (airlines) have been hiding the truth for so long.” If you haven’t seen the video, run a GOOGLE search for “hidden city flyer song reroute.” Can you name the location where the video for the hidden city ticketing song was filmed? You can check out the most recent nitty gritty on Hidden City (ticketing) Flyer the song and related info by visiting

A new song is already in the works with a video to be filmed on a plane! Actually, the father of hidden city ticket and hidden city tickets is taking his talents on tour to business & first class cabins worldwide. Hopefully, we’ll see you upfront paying less than coach.


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Hidden City Tickets in the Pre-Internet Era

Before the Internet, major airlines recruited a 19-year old to utilize hidden city ticketing and AD75 fares to quietly fill overvalued seats. At the time, 90 percent of all airline tickets were sold via travel agents earning a minimum of 10 percent commission. In the early 1990s, travel was sold by humans rather than machines. Within months, that 19-year old went from not knowing a thing about airline tickets to being knee deep in helping “owners” fly first class paying less than coach thanks to the AD75, “hidden city” tickets, and “point beyond” tickets. The 19-year old is regarded as an inventor and partial creator of this strategy. That young man went on to become the Father of Hidden City Tickets and tells his story.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, before hidden city ticketing and point beyond fares gained traction, airlines relied on AD75 tickets and fares to dump overvalued seats. Like most assets, empty seats are only worth what someone is willing to pay. On most days, it’s NOT full fare. In 1993, journalist Connie Chung raided first class cabins exposing doctors, lawyers, and other professionals flying up front as travel agents for less than most coach fares. How? They used airline enabled AD75 and AD90 tickets reserved for travel agents to fill what flyers wouldn’t overpay for. Most of these flyers bought minority stakes in travel agencies in exchange for cheap first-class fares. Airlines were willing and active participants, only moving away from the AD75/AD90 after the Connie Chung expose. Mileage programs and hidden city ticketing became the “GOTO” method for filling empty seats without disrupting retail fare structures.

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Sep 11, 2018

“Soul for Seoul”- The gateway to Hidden City Ticketing Fares

Airlines use of hidden city ticketing was on full display during the “Soul for Seoul” era, stemming from the Asian currency crisis. Using point beyond fares and hidden city tickets, New York -London Concorde tickets fell from $7,000 to just $875. Travelers lined up to fly Concorde for less than coach. Airlines knew it, the father of hidden city tickets invented it and it’s been full throttle ever since.

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Jul 20, 2018

Don’t Feel Bad About using Hidden City Ticketing to Fly


Traveler values have clearly shifted in the 21st Century. Fewer flyers are buying business and first-class at the initial asking price than ever before. Airlines use mileage programs to fill empty seats. Without hidden city ticketing and mileage programs, empty overvalued seats would expire worthless. Hidden city ticketing and fares are an airline designed trap, attempting to deceive flyers regarding the “true value” of empty seats. If airlines didn’t want flyers using hidden city tickets, they’d level the playing field and simplify their fare structures. So far, nothing’s changed. If airlines and regulators REALLY wanted change, the lull in travel during the COVID-19 pandemic was the perfect time to overhaul airline pricing and level the playing field for travelers. As usual, nothing happens and U.S. airlines received over $50 billion in aid with few strings attached and are once again back to their old tricks. Hidden city ticketing has its place in the ecosystem of fares and pricing, and flyers are encouraged to use hidden city fares to their full potential when they offer the best value. Airfares are designed to deceive flyers. I-Reroute and the Father of Hidden City Tickets are inspired to bring transparency to the history of hidden city tickets and trick ticketing from one of its inventor and co creator. Learn the real story from it's father and creator.

The Truth about Fares

A fare is nothing more than an agreement between a carrier and passenger to provide transportation at a specified price. Fares are not absolute, and they’re certainly not law. The term “full fare” means the highest possible price a seat can sell for. The “full fare” is usually based on the maximum price paid by other travelers in the past. Like stocks, when new highs are reached it’s up to the next buyer to continue to bid up the price. When they don’t, prices can move lower. Sometimes, they move sharply lower.

According to the Father of Hidden City Tickets, a common theme exists between most fare types, whether full, agency, supersaver, or hidden city enabled. Airlines are receiving cash for a decaying asset: the empty airline seat. The core issue in any hidden city ticket dispute is the amount of money received for that empty seat. Publicly, airlines claim hidden city fares cost them money. Just one problem. If the seat was REALLY worth more than amounts received via the hidden city ticket, the seat wouldn’t be empty! Airlines knew this in the early 1990s when they recruited a 19 year old to become the father of hidden city tickets and they still know this today.

Sometimes, the combination of high demand for published fares, excessive mileage redemptions and hidden city tickets creates oversold conditions (also known as overbooking).When airlines sell more tickets than seats, they first try playing nice seeking volunteers to give up their seats in exchange cash or future travel credits. As the world witnessed in the now infamous David Dao incident, overbooking is not victimless.

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Aug 28, 2018

Don’t Believe the Lufthansa Hidden City Ticket lawsuit. It’s FAKE!


Remember that hidden city ticket lawsuit that grabbed headlines? To recap, Lufthansa sued a passenger for buying a Seattle-Frankfurt-Oslo ticket without flying to Norway. Instead, he “SKIPPED” his Frankfurt-Oslo segment and bought a different flight with Lufthansa to Berlin. He used hidden city ticketing. Despite the hype, this case is nothing more than an airline PR stunt. It’s NOT about ticket usage, but bullying and deterring other flyers from trying the same thing. The flyer could have done a better job setting the trip up, but Lufthansa still profited. Lufthansa knows they’re not collecting any money from the flyer, but the headlines are priceless. This case is all about CHEAP MEDIA! DON’T FALL FOR IT! If hidden city tickets were REALLY a problem, why have there been fewer than five notable legal actions since 2010? According to the Father of Hidden City tickets, all hidden city ticket fare violation lawsuits are farces.

For decades, airlines have threatened flyers using hidden tickets with legal action but never back it up. I-REROUTE educates flyers how hidden city ticketing and point-beyond fares work, how to use them & how to brush off airline backlash. I-REROUTE cost saving strategies have worked for three decades & continue to work in the 21st century.

Airlines Marked Down $1.2 million in Hidden City Ticketing Fare differences to just $3K!

Would airlines mark down $1.2 million in fare difference claims created from hidden city ticketing if the claim was real? Does anyone just “walk away” from $1.2 million without putting up a fight? Nope, but that’s exactly what one Asian airline did. Why? Quite simply, hidden city ticketing doesn’t cost airlines money. Hidden city tickets and point beyond fares fill seats that may have otherwise flown empty. If empty seats were really worth $1.2million, they wouldn’t be empty. Airlines know it, courts know it , the Father of Hidden City Tickets stands behind it and you can learn why and how to defend it with an Involuntary Reroute subscription.

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Jul 16, 2018

The Best Cities for Hidden City Tickets


The list constantly changes, but Houston, Milwaukee and Orlando remain hotspots for hidden city tickets and fares. If hidden city ticketing and point beyond fares offers the best value, don’t be shy. Go for it! For more than three decades, and with the help of the Father of Hidden City Tickets, airlines have relied on hidden city tickets to dispose of the leftovers as inspired by the inventor and creator. This trend shows no signs of changing anytime soon. Involuntary Reroute subscribers have the nitty gritty on how to fly comfortably for less. What About You?

We just found a great example of hidden city ticketing between the east coast and Dallas, Fort Worth (home of what legacy airline?) by continuing on to Austin. This example of hidden city ticketing is so good, we plan on using it in a future musical release. Don’t get mad and never overpay. Instead, try singing a song. Specifically, a hidden city ticket and point beyond fare song.

Coronavirus Impact on Hidden City Tickets-It’s ‘OPEN SEASON!’

Once again, airlines are forced to play nice in the face of adversity. This time, Coronavirus is the culprit (which is a frightening phenomenon on its own!) Coronavirus caused an immediate and sharp drop off in passenger demand to Asia. When flyers stop buying overpriced tickets, the airline business model of overvaluing empty seats goes up in smoke. What bails airlines out? Mileage programs & hidden city tickets. With Coronavirus fears grabbing headlines, what happened to all the hidden city ticket stories? They’ve disappeared because airlines are once again embracing hidden city ticketing during a crisis. Airlines embraced hidden city tickets after 9-11, SARS, the Iraqi conflict and the stock market crash of 2008. Once again, airlines are have turned to point beyond ticketing and other methods to dispose of the leftovers. At the height of the SARS outbreak in 2003, a Singaporean airline begged the father of hidden city tickets to help fill its decaying seats regardless of how. Once SARS was contained, the airline changed its tune. Without hidden city ticketing, empty overvalued business and first class seats would expire worthless.

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Recover Your Hard Earned Cash Even If the Airline Says No!

Have your travel plans been interrupted by the Coronavirus? If your flights have been cancelled or if you’ve just decided NOT to travel because of uncertainty, I-Reroute may be able to help you get the money you deserve even if the airline says no. Fare Rules? What Fare Rules? In times of crisis, fare rules DON’T matter. Despite what your airline or their silly rules may say, non-refundable airfares are only earned once travel occurs as stated by the Father of Hidden City Tickets.

Coronavirus has created unprecedented uncertainty, casting doubt as to if and when your trip will ever be rescheduled. Coronavirus is a “force majeure” scenario, giving you an “out” of your non-refundable ticket because of events that can’t be controlled. Airlines will try to hold your hard earned money as a non-refundable travel credit, hoping it decays, you forget about it and it expires worthless. DON’T LET THEM DO IT! You earned your money. Why should airlines be allowed to hold your money for doing nothing? Get the money back you rightfully deserve, and before they file bankruptcy (yes, that’s on the table) with a Coronavirus Refund Support Package today! With 30 years of experience, we know how airlines work. Charge you for a trip you’ll never take, receive bailout funds, and then file bankruptcy leaving their flyers and shareholders holding the bag. DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Using Hidden City Tickets in the COVID Era…

It’s no secret that COVID-19 decimated the travel industry, but it does create AMAZING hidden city ticket opportunities for those brave enough to fly. For over three decades, airlines have relied on back door methods to dispose of their EMPTY & OVERVALUED inventory. Examples include AD75 tickets, mileage programs, hidden city tickets and point beyond tickets. Airline deception still receives too little attention, but continues to happen every hour of every day. Despite COVID-19 fueling a 90% drop in demand for air travel, premium cabin fares have not decreased. On several routes, fares have actually increased. If nobody’s flying, how do airlines fill their empty seats? Hidden city tickets and mileage programs. Hidden city tickets are an airline enabled deception. The funny thing is that in times of high demand, airlines cry that hidden city tickets cost them money. HA! Maybe airlines have become too comfortable receiving free money courtesy of bailouts paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. In reality, hidden city ticket may be the only legitimate revenue airlines receive during COVID-19. It’s true that airlines have been brought to tears, but hidden city ticketing are the least of their worries. Once again, hidden city tickets are an airlines best friend. Airlines are desperate for ticket sales of any kind, even hidden city tickets. During past calamities, including 9-11, the SARS outbreak, the Iraqi conflict and the 2008 financial meltdown airlines relied on hidden city tickets to fill empty seats and continue to do the same as COVID-19 rages on.

COVID-19 has very few bright spots, but it does create eureka like conditions for hidden city and point beyond ticket consumption. Historically, airlines refrain from interfering flyers traveling on hidden city tickets during times of crisis and COVID-19 continues to be much of the same.

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UPDATE- December 31st, 2020- Our long awaited “Hidden Cities” music video is finally in production. We expect it to be complete by the first quarter of 2021. Just in time for some hidden city travel once COVID is behind all of us. YES! Long live the hidden city ticket and the point beyond flight.


Select the RIGHT COVID-19 test BEFORE You Fly! (applies to both straight & Hidden City tickets)

The next tine you fly, you’ll need MORE than just your ticket and passport. Thanks to the pandemic, you’ll also need  a negative COVID-19 test result before you fly. The two primary types of COVID tests are Antigen and PCR. Antigen is fast and cheap but less reliable. PCR tests are the “gold standard” of COVID-19 tests, with a 99% accuracy rate. It would be very disappointing to secure an amazing hidden city ticket deal, flying first class cheaper than coach, only to be denied boarding because you haven’t taken the right COVID-19 test. I-REROUTE, the father of hidden city tickets, is co-producing a PSA video explaining the different COVID-19 tests for travel in very simple terms. I-REROUTE subscribers are already “In The Know” on the history and mechanics of hidden city tickets and hidden city fares. Stay tuned for our COVID-19 hidden city ticket video, as  will be posted here once published.


The Post COVID First Flyer Phenomenon and How it Impacts Hidden City Tickets

What a difference 3 years make! In 2018, first class airline seats were on the decline as travelers were prioritizing value over comfort. Fast forward to Spring 2022, first and business class seats are outselling economy as traveler values have shifted. But just like stocks, airlines overshoot the mark of what flyers are willing to pay for comfort. On certain routes, like New York-London, business fares went from $4K to $11K OVERNIGHT on nothing more than speculation. Once again, when flyers STOP OVERPAYING fare come tumbling down. That $11K business class fare to London fell to just $300 r.t. + taxes.

Airlines still turn to back door tactics to fill OVERVALUED premium cabin seats like hidden city tickets, hidden city fares and to a lesser extent AD75 owner discounts. Travelers must always remember that hidden city tickets were created by airlines to benefit airlines. The hidden city ticket gives allows airlines to price gouge on direct flights, while leaving a back door to sell business and first class seats are EXTREME discounts when travel originates in nearby cities or neighboring countries.

A popular use of hidden city tickets can be found on the New York-LAX route, where business fares can exceed $2,000 one way. But the smartest flyers add an onward segment to Kona 6 months later also in business class. The fare drops by $300 and the traveler also gets a Hawaiian vacation for free! Yes, hidden city tickets remain alive and well in 2022 and the 21st century.

Airlines had plenty of chances to remove the hidden city ticket loopholes at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic with nobody flying, but they didn’t. Why? Airlines need hidden city tickets to fill the slack on flights when travelers WON’T overpay. Despite popular belief, hidden city tickets bring balance to airline seat distribution.

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