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    Airline weasel notes....

    Man uses one first-class ticket to get free airline lounge meals for a year

    Published January 28, 2014FoxNews.com



    • A man in China used one first class ticket and scammed free meals at a Eastern China Airline airport lounge for nearly a year. (AP)



    Talk about stretching your dollar.
    A man in China purchased one first-class ticket on Eastern China Airlines and used it to scam a year's worth of free meals at the VIP lounge in Xi'an airport, according to a report from Malaysian Chinese newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

    Here's how it worked. The man flashed his ticket (which was legit) to lounge staff before his trip, hung out and ate a meal just like any first class traveler would, and instead of getting on the flight would change his flight's departure to another day. The next day he would show up with his newly issued ticket for the revised date, stroll into the lounge, eat hang out, and change his ticket date again. He did this over and over again.

    According to the newspaper, staff members discovered that the itinerary for the one ticket had been postponed over 300 times in a year.

    So did the unidentified customer ever take the trip?

    When China Eastern Airlines started investigating, the man simply cancelled his ticket before it expired and was able to get a full refund. A spokeswoman for the airline told the newspaper that the company has no way to stop such "rare act."


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    Fucking mooches.....

    Kind of admire his thought process tho.55

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    being China Eastern, i'd probably rather eat the free lunch at school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    being China Eastern, i'd probably rather eat the free lunch at school!
    Have you ever been to the first class lounge at China Eastern?

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    555555...now that is one smart dude!
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

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    Don't airlines charge for re-arranging your departure date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    Have you ever been to the first class lounge at China Eastern?
    no, i don't fly with any of those China airlines
    i don't know if it was Esatern or Southern but the chef at Ao's restaurant flew them to Thailand
    he fell asleep, woke up when the plan landed about 9hrs later and he was back in Vancouver!! 555
    halfway through they had to turn around
    he had no clue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    Don't airlines charge for re-arranging your departure date?
    I'm assuming with a 1st class ticket there would be no charge for date changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawdy View Post
    I'm assuming with a 1st class ticket there would be no charge for date changes.
    Most airlines offer fully refundable tickets in any class of service.
    Fully refundable means exactly that.
    Most airlines offering business class and/or first class may also sell tickets for those classes that carry a change or cancellation fee.
    In this case the passenger was obviously smart enough to buy one with no penalty attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    no, i don't fly with any of those China airlines
    So how can you make the statement you made?

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