A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i in its new colors. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

European Travel Agency to Protect Passengers Against Ambiguous Ticket Conditions of Carriage

A few weeks ago, a news piece fueled strong emotions in social media as reports alleged Lufthansa was planning a lawsuit against a passenger for not boarding the last leg of his journey from Seattle to Stockholm via Frankfurt. The process, called "hidden city ticketing" is common since connecting itineraries are sometimes priced cheaper than nonstops, though airlines have been strongly opposed to it. While hidden city ticketing is against the contract of carriage, the agreement a passenger submits to…