Tip: Clear your cookies for cheaper plane tickets

EMBED </>More News Videos

This trick could save you hundreds on airline tickets (Shutterstock)

We are continuing Travel Week on Stretch Your Dollar and today it's all about beating the airlines.

Travel experts say clear your search history; they can use that information to price discriminate.

RELATED: Top secrets for getting the best airfare
EMBED </>More News Videos

Patricia Lopez shows you the secrets to getting great airline fares



You want to beat the airlines and get the cheapest flight. So what can you do? Well, clear the cookies!

Cookies in moderation can be a good thing, some are tasty and could be satisfying. But cookies on your computer, that is different.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is downloaded from a site when you visit it and is stored in your browser while on that specific site.

Not a big deal but airlines can use that information against you.

They read your cookies, and see you are checking and price comparing flights. Then demand goes up and prices for tickets can increase so clear your cookies.

How do I clear my cookies?
Each browser will have a different method, but you literally need to go in manually to clear your cookies.

Experts say by clearing your cookies, you could potentially save more money while searching for the cheapest airfare.

Here are some specific links that will give you step-by-step directions on how you can clear your cookies while you're browsing the web.


On Google Chrome, I can bypass clearing my cookies and go in the "incognito" mode.

If you don't want to be too technical, use a fresh computer to start a search.

The goal here is to make the airline think you are just starting your search.
Related Topics:
travelair traveltechnologyinternetwebsitesonline shoppingu.s. & worldbuzzworthystretch your dollarsave money
(Copyright ©2016 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments