Of course, airline "pricers" (humans or now computer) use every sale to decide and determine what the price for a flight is going to be on a given day, as the flight approaches.
I'm curious whether MERELY SEARCHING on a flight (whether on the airline.com or expedia/etc) is actually USED AS DATA in this process.
So for example, it might be that merely checking an obscure flight on expedia - but not securing it - means that wen you try later than afternoon the price goes up.
Example of this in a similar industry: depressingly regarding buying domain names, mere tickles actually trigger systems where bastard domain companies watch for certain patterns and buy them up so they can resell.
We have not worked on airline systems for some time so I have no clue. Does anyone happen to have an insider fact on this?
I know there are some people here who actually do the software for reseller systems, etc, so someone here may know. Cheers!
Please, I do not need advice on how to buy the cheapest fare, I'm just wondering specifically as it asks in the question if anyone has any inside technical info on the question at hand (or perhaps, some real world anecdote that would maybe suggest a "tickle" seem to trigger a price offer change).
Again to repeat the question, I'm curious whether MERELY SEARCHING on a flight is actually USED AS DATA in the pricing process.