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Airfares Rise The More You Click?  
User currently onlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 15
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

I find myself halfway amused and halfway disgusted. Checking airfares tonight I noticed an interesting trend. If I checked any combinations of flights with a stop in them, the airfare for each leg of the flight would go up each time if any new combination shared any legs with the old combo. I was writing prices down as I went along, and catching onto this, went back and checked my first, original combination, and found that within a span of 10 minutes the airfare had risen $300!

And all of this was on AA. Are they using a robot on their site to artificially hike airfares the more you check a route? I think thats pretty shady at best and makes me reluctant to give them any business at all.

Are there any other airlines that pull this little trick on their websites?

[Edited 2010-01-29 00:55:31]

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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2814 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Are there any other airlines that pull this little trick on their websites?

About every airline..... 


User currently offlineEisenbach From Austria, joined Mar 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

I experienced this some days ago at Jetstar. I just restarted the computer and deleted all cookies ... and I had the cheap prices again  

Other Airlines like Austrian, FlyNiki, Finnair or Emirates seem to have "stable" prices.



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User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

What about if you use Kayak or something similar. Does the same stay true?


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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

I usually look on Orbitz at prices, and then I go to the airline web site when I am ready to buy the ticket. I have noticed that if I keep searching on Delta, they tend to go up. The price going up does not bother me as much as, when the next day they change the offered routes

User currently offlineAivisavia From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

It does, I booked 2 flights in no smaller range than 5 minutes and fare had rissen up by.... massive £80 !

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25416 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

This was discussed a few weeks back
Do Airlines Cheat Us By Saving Our IP Address? (by Eugegall Jan 9 2010 in Civil Aviation)

In summary, yes airlines have software that can dynamically change pricing based on repeated request for specific routes.



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