Have you heard the phrase “hidden city” ticketing? Most probably not, mainly because airlines are against you know this and it leaves them in loosing money if it was publicized. The best part of this is that you have the right to do this and the airlines can’t stop you from saving money.
Let’s say you want to go from Chicago to Dallas, and the tickets are expensive for direct flight between the two cities. Choose Chicago as your departing airport and choose a local town near Dallas like Norman or Tulsa. If they give you an option of connecting through an airport in Dallas to go to the airports nearby then choose that. After you arrive at Dallas for connecting flight, you just grab you carry-on and just walk out of the airport; you got your airfare deal and you’re on your way. Airlines hate this because it just leaves an empty seat in the connecting flight. If they only had cheaper tickets then people wouldn’t have to resort to this, especially for us students.