Originally Posted by RHLinuxGUY
What governs the price of a plane ticket, and why would a ticket fluctuate a hundred dollars or so?
On a mildly related note, a friend and frequent traveller told me the following story:
He looked up a flight on a "cheap tickets" search engine (I don't recall which one). After getting a relatively good price for the flight he wanted, he checked other search engines. Not finding a competitive price, he returned to site A.
How was now quoted a *significantly* higher price for the same ticket. Note: we are speaking approx 30 mins later. He checked the pricing a couple of times, but it did not go down again.
He finally deleted all browser cookies, and was immediately offered the low price again.
Can anybody confirm or refute this tip?
(I must admit not having tested it, as I do not book flights online)
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