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Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 348
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why did Hugo buy a return air ticket when he had no intention of flying?
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Post Number: 354
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he bought a flight ticket written out on his name? Did anyone else use it?
It was a ticket from A to B and back to A? He flew neither from A to B nor from B to A?
Did he buy it in A? in B?
Were the flight details like airline and dates specified on the ticket?
Did he do anything else with the ticket? Did he keep it to the moment when the flight took place?
Are there more people involved? Did anyone want him to buy a ticket? or expect him? or did he want anyone to think that he would take the plane?
Is there some criminal background?
Would the puzzle work with a train ticket?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 349
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tobasi,

So he bought a flight ticket written out on his name?
YES

Did anyone else use it?
NO

It was a ticket from A to B and back to A?
YES

He flew neither from A to B nor from B to A?
CORRECT

Did he buy it in A? in B?
A - OR IRRELEVANT

Were the flight details like airline and dates specified on the ticket?
YES - OR IRRELEVANT

Did he do anything else with the ticket?
YES

Did he keep it to the moment when the flight took place?
YES

Are there more people involved?
NO

Did anyone want him to buy a ticket? or expect him? or did he want anyone to think that he would take the plane?
NO

Is there some criminal background?
NO

Would the puzzle work with a train ticket?
ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT

GOOD QUESTIONS
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Post Number: 356
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the seat reserved on his name stay empty?
Did he use the ticket to transport some object or animal?
Was the ticket as such important to him? because of its shape? size? colour? material? smell?
Was any information written on the ticket important to him: his name? the names of the place of departure and destination?
Did he carefully choose: the departure and destination? the dates? the airline? first class, business or economy class? the place of the seat (window or aisle, front or back of the plane)?
Are type or size of the plane relevant?
Was it a direct flight?
Did the flight actually take place?
Did he go to the airport?
Is it relevant where he bought the ticket?
Was it him who payed for it?
Was the price of the ticket recompensed by: some personal satisfaction? some financial gain? was he refunded?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 350
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tobasi,

Did the seat reserved on his name stay empty?
YES

Did he use the ticket to transport some object or animal?
NO

Was the ticket as such important to him? because of its shape? size? colour? material? smell?
NO

Was any information written on the ticket important to him: his name? the names of the place of departure and destination?
NO

Did he carefully choose: the departure and destination? the dates? the airline? first class, business or economy class? the place of the seat (window or aisle, front or back of the plane)?
NOT PARTICULARLY

Are type or size of the plane relevant?
NO

Was it a direct flight?
YES

Did the flight actually take place?
YES

Did he go to the airport?
YES

Is it relevant where he bought the ticket?
NO

Was it him who payed for it?
YES

Was the price of the ticket recompensed by: some personal satisfaction? some financial gain?
YES

was he refunded?
NO

REGARDS
PAUL
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Post Number: 445
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he planning to stay?
Was he planning to go somewhere else?
Was it his own idea to buy the ticket?
Did he tell someone else that he bought the ticket? Relevant who?
Does he suspect that someone knows what tickets he buys?
Is he interested in what other people would be on this trip?
Does the ticket give him access to a place he would not be able to access otherwise? Does he use that opportunity?
Was the ticket for himself?
Is it the last available ticket to that place? Does buying the ticket prevent someone else to go there?
Did he need the frequent flyer miles? Any other bonus connected to buying the ticket?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 351
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer,

Was he planning to stay?
STAY WHERE?

Was he planning to go somewhere else?
NO

Was it his own idea to buy the ticket?
YES

Did he tell someone else that he bought the ticket? Relevant who?
NO

Does he suspect that someone knows what tickets he buys?
NO

Is he interested in what other people would be on this trip?
NO

Does the ticket give him access to a place he would not be able to access otherwise?
YES

Does he use that opportunity?
YES

Was the ticket for himself?
YES

Is it the last available ticket to that place?
NO

Does buying the ticket prevent someone else to go there?
NO

Did he need the frequent flyer miles? Any other bonus connected to buying the ticket?
NO

GOOD IDEAS
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Post Number: 357
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he check in? go into to the security area? go through the gate? take the bus from the gate to the plane? step into the plane?
Did he carry any relevant luggage? including any relevant objects?
Did he stay somewhere at the airport? until the arrival of the return flight?
Did he do or experience anything relevant somewhere at the airport?
How long was the interval between the first and the return flight? hours? days? weeks?
Did he have financial gain doing this?
Or did he obtain personal satisfaction?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Post Number: 446
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he working for the airport? Any airline?
Is there another person inside the airport which is relevant for the puzzle? Does he want to meet that person? Say something? Stop him/her? Man or woman? More than one? Does he succeed in meeting that person/s? Any strong emotional ties between them?
Is he police? Homeland security? Relevant?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 352
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tobasi,

Did he check in?
YES

go into to the security area?
YES

go through the gate?
NO

take the bus from the gate to the plane? step into the plane?
NO

Did he carry any relevant luggage? including any relevant objects?
NO

Did he stay somewhere at the airport? until the arrival of the return flight?
NO

Did he do or experience anything relevant somewhere at the airport?
YES

How long was the interval between the first and the return flight? hours? days? weeks?
IRRELEVANT

Did he have financial gain doing this?
YES

Or did he obtain personal satisfaction?
MAYBE
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 353
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer,

Is he working for the airport? Any airline?
NO

Is there another person inside the airport which is relevant for the puzzle? Does he want to meet that person? Say something? Stop him/her? Man or woman? More than one? Does he succeed in meeting that person/s? Any strong emotional ties between them?
NO

Is he police? Homeland security? Relevant?
NO
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Post Number: 448
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he make it through the security check? Would he with the same level of security as today? Does he have extra security clearance?
Does he bring anything inside? If so, does he still have it when he is coming out?
Does he bring anything out he did not have on the way in? Duty Free shopping?
Is it he staying inside for a long time? Minutes? Hours? Days?
Is he hiding? Running away from someone?
Are they calling out his name on the speaker for immediate boarding? Does he want anyone to hear that?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 354
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer,

Does he make it through the security check?
YES

Would he with the same level of security as today?
YES

Does he have extra security clearance?
NO

Does he bring anything inside? If so, does he still have it when he is coming out?
YES, YES

Does he bring anything out he did not have on the way in? Duty Free shopping?
YES

Is he staying inside for a long time? Minutes? Hours? Days?
HOURS

Is he hiding? Running away from someone?
NO

Are they calling out his name on the speaker for immediate boarding?
YES

Does he want anyone to hear that?
NO
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Post Number: 408
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good Evening Paul

Would this work if he only had a one way ticket?

Were his actions completely legal?

Did he leave the airport in the same manner has he entered?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 355
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Martin

Would this work if he only had a one way ticket?
YES

Were his actions completely legal?
PROBABLY NOT

Did he leave the airport in the same manner as he entered?
YES

REGARDS
PAUL
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Post Number: 409
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did he leave the airport through the area usually meant for departures? or the normal arrivals area?

Did he leave and re-enter the airport at any point?

i.e. Did he stay in the building to get from departures to arrivals?

(just to clarify what I am trying to ask: When you go through security into the departure lounge this is usually seperate from the arrivals area that you go when you land to reclaim your cases etc. and I would not have thought it that easy to get from one to the other and trying to get back out of departures may have caused him a few problems)

How long was he in the airport: Less than 10 minutes? less than an hour? less than 6 hours? Less than 12 hours?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Post Number: 449
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he making someone believe that he is going away? That he is going to the place the ticket is for?
Is the ticket his alibi for being away during a specific time?
Is he planning to do something while he is "away"? If so, crime?
Does he just want to pick up some duty free goods?
Does he try to refund his ticket? Would something not work if he did? Did he succeed?
Is he close to his hometown (within reasonable taxi distance)? Far away? Is he out on a trip already when he buys the ticket?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 356
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Martin,

So did he leave the airport through the area usually meant for departures? or the normal arrivals area?
DEPARTURES I BELIEVE

Did he leave and re-enter the airport at any point?
NO

i.e. Did he stay in the building to get from departures to arrivals?
NO

(just to clarify what I am trying to ask: When you go through security into the departure lounge this is usually seperate from the arrivals area that you go when you land to reclaim your cases etc. and I would not have thought it that easy to get from one to the other and trying to get back out of departures may have caused him a few problems)

How long was he in the airport: Less than 10 minutes? less than an hour? less than 6 hours? Less than 12 hours?
LESS THAN 6 HOURS
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 357
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer,

Is he making someone believe that he is going away? That he is going to the place the ticket is for?
NO - NOT IN THE THE WAY I THINK YOU MEAN

Is the ticket his alibi for being away during a specific time?
NO

Is he planning to do something while he is "away"? If so, crime?
NO

Does he just want to pick up some duty free goods?
YES

Does he try to refund his ticket?
NO

Would something not work if he did? Did he succeed?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND

Is he close to his hometown (within reasonable taxi distance)?
YES

Far away? Is he out on a trip already when he buys the ticket?
NO
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Post Number: 410
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 7:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he sell the duty frees he buys for a profit?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 358
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer and Martin,

Well done

* * * SPOILER * * *

Hugo checked in at the airport and went through security to the departure lounge. He did all his Christmas shopping in the duty free area and saved far more money than the ticket had cost. He waited until the flight had left and then apologised to the authorities for missing his flight. There was no other flight to the destination that day so he was told off and sent home. Mission accomplished.

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