The flight's seats are going fast - panic!
Have you ever been planning a trip, visited a website, got some flight prices - and thought, whoo-hoo these prices are fab.
Then have you waited a few hours, or a day, and gone back, and ouch - the prices have gone up. Then the next time you go back - the prices have doubled or more.
Panic sets in - the flight is one of the last flights, the seats are disappearing fast, and you have to get to this wedding because it is family, or you have to go on this holiday, because you have already rented the house - so, feeling a bit upset, you bite the bullet and pay the premium price.
Once piece of advice - DON'T.
Last year with BA my wife was looking for flights on BA - and the prices rocketed after a repeat quote for the same flights.
I tried from my office PC - and the prices were right back down at the price quoted initially, and I bought the tickets at the lower price.
Just recently - this time with EasyJet - same experience, price for two tickets to Italy going up from £250 to £500, quoted to my wife, when she logged in, and then back down to £250, when I logged in as under my name from another location.
More than questionable ethics it is an outright scam. The line Last few Buy now! is one of the most hackneyed sales tricks. The airlines go one further, with a tactic that uses desperation to extort higher payments. It's likely that the airline website simply puts a cookie on your computer, which tracks the logins in respect of a certain flight, and once a certain number of visits have been logged, communicates back to the website software, which then ratchets up the price, just for you.
If you have been hit by surprisingly fast seat price rises for a flight ticket you want to buy - try this method and you might save yourself from being ripped off.
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