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PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

Released Monday, 19th January 2015
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PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

PT003: What the Skiplagged Lawsuit Means for the Future of Airlines and Flight Booking

Monday, 19th January 2015
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Skiplagged is a flight booking site that uses "hidden city fares" to get you great deals. The deals are so good that United Airlines and Orbitz have sued Skiplagged for the curious sum of $75,000.

We discuss what Skiplagged and this lawsuit mean for the future of airlines and for your next flight booking. Should we be afraid of travel hacking?

Then, we ponder why eBags sent us a cease and desist letter and why companies should only "punch up."

Finally, we explore the challenges and advantages of scaling up our blog, Packsmith, by bringing on an editor and writers.

In This Episode

  • 01:48 What's up the with the new US passports?
  • 04:53 Sued for travel hacking: The Skiplagged Lawsuit
  • 10:19 If the airlines worked like tech companies...
  • 17:10 Airline innovations: NetJets and Surfair
  • 18:11 We got a cease and desist letter from eBags!
  • 24:37 Big changes for our blog, Packsmith
  • 27:28 What we learned from growing the Tortuga Backpacks and Packsmith teams
  • 29:40 The power of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • 32:32 Hiring from your audience
  • 37:36 Word to the Wise

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