Man exploits first class air ticket to dine free for a year

2014-05-19 13:08

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Cape Town - It doesn't happen very often but sometimes consumers get the better of terms and conditions, much to the ire of the companies involved.

Who can forget when civil engineer David Phillips, outsmarted an airline's rewards programme through careful planning that saw him convert about 12 150 cups of Healthy Choice chocolate pudding into 1.2 million air miles?

But this man's apparent VIP lounge ruse seems so effortless in comparison.

Eglobaltravelmedia reports this particular individual bought a refundable first-class ticket aboard China Eastern Airlines and used it to dine sumptuously for a year, completely free. And to crown it all - he was perfectly within his rights.
The report states the man bought a first-class ticket that came with a complimentary meal in the airline’s VIP lounge. Everyday since his purchasethe man would arrive to eat his free meal and then promptly proceed to reschedule his flight for the next day, so as to continue doing so.
It was only after he had change the date on his ticket about 300 times that the airline realised something was up. It then decided to change the terms and conditions. But since the man had been smart enough to purchase a refundable ticket, the report claims he cashed it in without having to spend a cent. 

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