Travel experts say clear your search history; they can use that information to price discriminate.
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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.
- Clear your Safari browser on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Clear cache on mobile browsers
- How to go 'Incognito' on Chrome
- Clear the cookies on Chrome
- Clear the cookies on Firefox
- Clear the cookies on Safari
- Clear the cookies on Internet Explorer
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.