Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15 Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3044 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?
Mudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2686 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