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Does browsing ticket sites in incognito mode and/or from different IP's result in cheaper ticket prices?

I stumbled across a discussion yesterday where industry insiders share tips relating to their respective fields. Someone who works in e-commerce stated : "When purchasing items on the internet (...
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How to find historical airfares?

Is there a way to find out how much it would have cost to buy a particular airplane ticket at some point in the past? For example, how could I find out how much it would have cost to buy a one-way ...
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When should I book my hotel if prices are inflated due to a major event?

My problem: I recently booked a business trip about three months out, noticing slightly too late that there's a huge event (Formula 1 race) happening in town the previous weekend and all the remotely ...
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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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Air travel layovers: How to prolong them to see the city? [duplicate]

Say I wanna go Malaga to Rio and the search engine offers me several options with layover at Paris CDG ranging from one to five hours. Is there any way to tweak the results to have at least 14 hours ...
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How do you know if you have found the cheapest air fare on a given route?

I have learned that spending quite some time on searching for a the best fare for a trip can be quite rewarding. It isn't uncommon that I save 1000 Euro on a trip, simply by going through various ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airplane tickets around Christmas?

Do airlines charge you more if you book a trip around Christmas for a trip that is happening in, say, august? I am currently looking for tickets and the price seems to have gone up quite a bit in the ...
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Flight booking. Extra information to entice quick booking?

I am forever seeing these extra of bits information when browsing for flights directly with the operator. Just how true are they? Where do these figures come from? Example 1: 22 people currently ...
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Is it always wise to book flights as soon as possible?

So I'm booking flights to go to Europe in September n October. And it's a long way off, but I've already noticed in the space of a week or so, that the prices have started creeping up. Not by much, ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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Are there subcategories of seats even within economy class?

Recently I had to travel by Singapore Airlines (Economy class). But when I tried to change the return date of my ticket, customer care office informed me that there are no more seats in my class for ...
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Do airlines raise the ticket price as flights fill up [duplicate]

Do airlines raise the ticket price as flights fill up? I know YMMV, but as a general rule, is it how they operate? and as a bonus question, once a flight is full, would they schedule a new one on ...
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If your travel dates are flexible how should you pick your dates to get the greatest savings? [closed]

When traveling for leisure most people have flexibility in which dates they can choose off before hand and have a priority to travel in the most cost effective means possible. Either to enable them to ...
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Determining if flight prices are likely to increase soon

I'm planning to fly from Australia to Japan for a conference that straddles May and June, but unfortunately they haven't released tickets for the conference yet. I'm 95% sure I'd be able to buy a ...
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When should you order tickets for an intercontinental flight when the return date is several months after the initial flight?

I have to fly from Norway to Hong Kong. This will take place near the end of August, and the return date will be the 22. December. When is it optimal to book tickets? How many days before the flight ...
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Are the prices of short-haul British Airways flights known to fluctuate (within the Economy class), or they only ever increase? [duplicate]

I've had a flight price tracked in Google Flight for a couple of days because I couldn't yet decide if I could take it. Unfortunately it has gone up by 25% last night (~170 to ~220 EUR). The flight ...
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When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
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Return flights to Spain from the UK

I want to book flights from UK to Spain for my son and have found that the outward journey is cheap but the return journey is much more expensive. Why? It used to be that the outward journey was ...
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Do tickets in coach typically get sold in the order of lowest/cheapest fare code first?

I feel like I'm like most people when shopping for a flight. I go to a website that compares prices for my trip and I make a choice based on some combination of lowest price, best times, and preferred ...
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3answers
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When should I buy airplane tickets to St. Lucia (from US)?

I checked both Bing and Google travel, and the only flights I can find from the Washington DC area to St. Lucia in November of this year go through Spain and take 24+ hours. I'm not sure how often ...
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How much does the airline fare for a particular route fluctuate?

I would like to know whether it is possible to find the range that airline fares for a particular airline for a particular route can fluctuate. I know it is based on demand/occupancy for the route and ...
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TGV ticket price appreciation as departure date approaches

I want to know the mechanics of how the SNCF increases their TGV fares as the departure date for a certain TGV trip approaches (or the train is getting fully booked). That question may be too broad ...
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Flying to Japan from Canada in mid-September, best time to buy?

1) I'm flying to Japan from Canada in mid-September. When is the best time to buy? I always hear different things. Early? Late? Certain time specific to the season? I found a decent ticket, 12 ...
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With FlightHub, How many days in advance should I book a ticket?

So I have a credit with Flighthub.com and I'm trying to find the cheapest deal on a flight to Vegas. I'm not sure when should I book my tickets on FlightHub, cause right now the fare look expensive ...
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Buy flight tickets in advance or just in time for a multi-city trip in Europe

I'm planning a first time travel from Brazil to Europe. I'm thinking of visiting 4 or 5 countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece and maybe Netherlands or Czech Republic). Is it best (money-...
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Do Australian domestic air tickets increase in price close to departure date?

According to Google Flights, there are reasonably priced (~100 USD) tickets from Sydney to Melbourne (roundtrip) for all dates, including a couple of days from now. Is it typical? I plan to fly in ...
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Best time to buy a flight to South America from Europe [duplicate]

I want to buy a open jaw flight to South America. Bucharest - Buenos Aires at the beginning of January Bogota/Barranquilla/Cartagena(Colombia) - Bucharest, somewhere between 10 and 16 April. When is ...
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Could Delta lower flight cost? [closed]

Flight AEX to DCA in May was $388 Sunday, Tuesday $363, today $403. Will it likely go down again next Tuesday>
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Cheapest tickets on WIZZ AIR [duplicate]

I'm willing to buy flight tickets from wizz air. During the last week the price changed many times and I wonder how can I predict when will the price drop again (now they are pretty high). Does anyone ...

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