Tip: Save Money On Airline Tickets

By | April 14, 2013

Tip: Save Money On Airline TicketsWhat do web browsers and buying airplane tickets have in common? Cookies. So how do you save cash? Use private browsing mode (also known as incognito mode). One of redditors shared an interesting story on how various companies artificially inflate prices and how can you beat them.

Here’s what he had to say:

When purchasing items on the Internet (especially airline tickets), use incognito mode on your browser.

We use your own cookies against you: raising the price on tickets the more times you check, as you shop around for better deals. That way you’ll think the price is going up or that seats are being actively sold – thus increasing your urgency to buy, and punishing you for trying to get a good deal.

Enjoy the savings.

[Via: Reddit]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Reader says:

    Something’s missing in this text: who is “he” for example?

  2. dan7960 says:

    I was under the impression that cookies etc are saved in private browsing mode, and then automatically deleted when closed? For example Google Chrome states *Cookies are not cleared until you close all incognito* tabs. This is a waste of time.

  3. Mark says:

    Also don’t use a Mac, iPhone or Safari browser. It’s a well known fact prices are upto 10% more when these UserAgents are detected, as it’s uses the logic that these owners have less frugal with their money.

  4. Conroy says:

    this is so cruel, thanks for this guy for sharing it