What is ‘skiplagging’ and why do the airlines hate when you do it?

What is 'skiplagging' and why do the airlines hate when you do it?

A lawsuit brought by American Airlines against the ticketing site Skiplagged.com is bringing renewed attention to a controversial travel hack that some people have tried in an effort to save money.

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​A lawsuit brought by American Airlines against the ticketing site Skiplagged.com is bringing renewed attention to a controversial travel hack that some people have tried in an effort to save money.