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Clearing Your Cookies Will Help You Find Cheaper Flights

Travel Tip: Clear Your Browser Before Booking a Flight to Get a Better Deal

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If you're the type of traveller who loves quality experiences without breaking the bank (and honestly who isn't?), you're going to want to learn this airfare hack that will change the way you search and book flights online. With so many travel hacks floating around the internet, it's hard to know which ones actually work and will save you money in the end. So we've done this particular one in the past and can confirm that clearing your cookies before searching for flights will help you find better deals.

Most airline websites monitor to see if you've visited in the past and what sort of flights you searched for by using browser cookies, which are files created when you visit certain websites. The reason they do this comes down to a process called dynamic pricing, in which airfare prices fluctuate according to demand.

Many will say that reloading your browser or going incognito gets the cheaper ticket, but that can actually make the prices increase even more. Hear us out. Clearing your browser's cookies will erase all of your history that's stored in your web browser, so ultimately, deleting the cookies will effectively delete your search and allow you to start fresh. This hack is way safer than the others and gets the job done.

Want to learn how to do it? Follow our step-by-step process below and then you're one ticket closer to booking that dream holiday without sky-high prices.

How to clear cookies on your web browser for the cheapest flights:

  • Click the menu button on your browser's toolbar
  • Click on "Settings"
  • Click "Show Advanced Settings"
  • Find the "Privacy" section, and click "Content Settings"
  • Find the "Cookies" section, and click "Delete Cookies"
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