One Way Tickets Matter
It's not always that I do this, but there have been times when it is most cost effective to book a one-way ticket to my destination and then book a one-way ticket home. For whatever reason, and that I don't know, I can seldom find two one-way tickets for a few hundred dollars cheaper, than booking a return ticket.
Computer cookies what the hell are those amiright? Well, they are little files stored in your computer that link your information to clients or websites. So why does that have anything to do with booking a flight? When you visit a site data from your visit is logged using cookies. If you search the same thing over and over your computer is going to log that. So if you are looking for a flight say and you keep checking to see if the flight went down in price, that website is going to track that you keep checking back and slowly raise the price on the ticket, to capitalize on your purchase. When I look for a flight I search in private browsing. Once I am ready to purchase a flight I clear my cookies, history, and download history, then I purchase.
Lastly when you know you'd like to book a flight start looking right away! I use skyscanner.net and the hopper app to watch the flight prices, to see if they are going to go up or down. skyscanner.net allows you to subscribe to daily flight price alerts, which they email straight to your inbox. while hopper will send you push notifications on your smart phone by searching your flight info and clicking 'watch This trip'. don't forget to turn on notifications, as the app will alert you when the price drops. by doing these two things you will feel confident that you found the best flight price once booked.
Did you manage to find a cheaper flight using these tricks or some of your own?
Let me know below!