I've been shopping around for flights, and I've noticed that a few flight search engines such as Skyscanner and, in particular, ITA give inconsistent results.
I don't know if this applies to all flights, but in the instance of my trip, ITA shows cheaper results if I choose "plus/minus 1 day" option instead of searching for those three days independently, all else the same. In another leg of my trip, the opposite happened. I was able to find cheaper flights by searching "on this day only" option, and when I chose "plus/minus 2 days" or "plus/minus 1 day", the cheapest options from the "on this day only" option did not show. Why is this and what is causing it? It's making me wonder if I'm actually getting the best possible deal.
I have had similar experiences with Skyscanner, where the price will actually fluctuate a little within a matter of a few hours.