Law’s Cathy Mansfield weighs in on “hacker fares” concept

Flights are getting way too expensive. But should you book a hacker fare?

USA TodayCathy Mansfield, senior instructor in law, weighed in on the concept of “hacker fares,” such as those that involve throwaway and hidden-city tickets, which allow consumers to pay a reduced fare but are often against an airline’s contract of carriage. “Consumers who shop around for the lowest travel fares by any means are actually playing the role economists imagine for them in an unregulated, fully functioning consumer economy,” she said.