Man Scams Airline for Year of Free Meals
Chinese airline finally caught on
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 29, 2014 4:46 PM CST
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(Newser) – A man in China discovered his first-class airline ticket could get him more than just a flight. He used the voucher to score free meals and drinks nearly every day for a year—all courtesy of the VIP airport lounge. A Malaysian Chinese newspaper reports the man changed his flight itinerary more than 300 times within the year so he could partake in the VIP amenities at China’s Xi'an Airport. His scam was simple: book, eat, then re-book his flight to the next day. Repeat. When the airline finally caught on, he canceled the ticket and got a refund.

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thewhiterider
Jan 30, 2014 6:33 PM CST
What a clever one he is!
Ezekiel 25:17
Jan 29, 2014 10:57 PM CST
Ingenious. Hm, every major airport has the Admirals club. Interesting indeed. That's one I hadn't thought about. I've crashed my fair share of hotel conferences, conventions, and reunions.
Gimmeabreak
Jan 29, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Finally, someone who figured out how to screw an airline before they screwed him. Bravo!