Are you getting frustrated with the amount of time you spend to get the best flight deal for your next destination? Sometimes, we spend literally days finding the best deals, just to realise you could have saved the amount of time by going straight to those offers that came up in the beginning.
But there’s still some hope for you. Sometimes, the little things can already make a significant difference to what you are looking for. So, why don’t you apply one of these travel hacks for your next flight research? It’s worth checking it out…
Clear your browser, use private browsing
It’s a very popular method that eCommerce platforms and search engines use: Caching! These methods guarantee that website that you once visited can load faster, so that not all the background data and files need to be retrieved from the server and being sent back to your browser. But also, platforms use this method to “recall” what you looked for the in first place, so that they can display for you tailored advertisement or “recommended products”. Ever wondered why those Nike sneakers are being displayed in another website as an ad? That’s because you were probably on Amazon looking for a deal!
The same thing applies for your flight search. If you take a look at SkyScanner or Google Flights, the engines can recall that you were looking for a particular flight. And they use classic marketing methods to suggest that the prices just went from $99 to $150 in an instant!
Tip: Clear your browser and choose a private browsing method. In that way, you can avoid those tricks and chances are higher the actual fares are being displayed in the search engines.
VPN stands for virtual private network. It’s often used in the corporate world to ensure that remote workers can access to internal corporate systems securely. Often times, yo u can be spied and tracked where you surf on the internet. VPN also allows that you can connect to a server which its location is outside of your current country. Let’s say you want to watch a TV series via an online stream that’s only accessible in Australia but you live in the UK, you can connect your computer with a VPN software and you are then able to surf the internet with a public Australian IP address.
It’s sometimes worth to consider this option if you want to book a flight as well. For some countries and currencies, some flights are cheaper than in your own country/currency. So, why don’t you try this option for yourself? Note that the best VPN providers often times require you to subscribe their services (e.g. North VPN, AVG, McAffee).