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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

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Chinese man eats 300 free meals on one flight ticket for which he gets full refund
PTI
Beijing, January 30, 2014
First Published: 20:33 IST(30/1/2014)
Last Updated: 20:46 IST(30/1/2014)

A Chinese man bought a first-class plane ticket and re-booked it 300 times to have free meals at the VIP lounge of an airport in the country.

The frequent diner purchased the first-class, fully refundable ticket aboard Eastern China Airline and then re-booked his ticket over and over again to have free meals.

He used the ticket to gain access to the Xi'an International Airport's VIP lounge, where high-rolling travellers dine for free, according to a report in the Chinese-language newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh in Malaysia.

The man flashed his ticket to lounge staff at the Shaanxi province airport before his trip, ate a meal just like any first class traveller and instead of getting on the flight he 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, eat and then again change his ticket date. He did this over and over again for more than 300 times.

Eastern China Airlines officials suddenly woke up figured out the scam.

Airline officials admitted that a 'legal action' was not possible as it was not against the rules, the New York Daily News reported.

Eastern China Airlines officials confronted him and banned him from continuing this practice.

After all this, he ended up cashing in his fully refundable ticket and got back all his money.


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