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Air Hitch? Can someone explain this to me..

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:20 pm
by wernerga3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airhitch

A friend of mine referenced this the other day and I had never heard about it- Does anyone know how air hitching worked in the 70s/80s and why/how it was free? Was it intended to help people sneak onto planes by people who know the manifests? Or was it to help people get free rides paid for by the org? The wikipedia article is not clear to me..

Re: Air Hitch? Can someone explain this to me..

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:17 pm
by Jean Leloup
The Frommers article cited in the footnotes of the Wikipedia entry you linked to explains how it worked. It wasn't free; it was a way of trying to find availability on a stand-by basis and then paying for standby travel - apparently in addition to some sort of service fee. Nothing sneaky about it according to the article I agree that the Wikipedia article doesn't make that clear, though.

That said I haven't heard of this before just now - so I don't know how accurate the article was!