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    [+rep] travel

    im going from scotland to california in march (18th - something...... 10 days...... i cant do maths im drunk)

    afaik the cheapest is to get a flight to heathrow in london then to LAX

    but anyway. is it cheaper to book sooner or later. thats all i wanna know.

    thanx

    HOPE THIS IS THE RITE SECTIONNE

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    I find it's always cheaper to book in advance! My boyfriend travels to Alaska ALLL THE TIME and he says the closer you get to the date, the more expensive they usually are. Try a website to compare prices though! (Like priceline and whatnot). It always helps him get the cheapest prices.

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    Just remember to use incognito mode or remember to clear your cache in between searching different airlines or when you're making hotel reservations. Admittedly I heard about this 2 years ago, and things may have changed, but apparently different travel websites were reported to "read" each other's cookies to raise the seat price. If you searched for the same destination across multiple sites, they would read in the cookies that there is a "higher" demand for that destination and begin to raise the price for each search.

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    Always book in advance. It cheaper most of the time. You can be lucky if you book your flight at the last minute but i dont recommend it.

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    Sometimes waiting until the last minute is worth it but not always. I forget the window, but I think it's something like 6 weeks out is generally the cheapest time to buy airfare.

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    You can use Google Flights and it will use Google's brain to try to determine whether your fare will raise or lower in the future! You can also have it alert you when the price drops.

    https://www.google.com/flights/

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    Everyone pretty much gave you all the advice I could give

    - Buying in advance = cheapest prices
    - How far in advance depends on how far you're traveling.
    -- I know for flights within the US or between the US and Canada, buying ~ 1 month in advance = ideal prices. I think for transcontinental flights, sometimes 3-4+ months in advance yields better prices
    -- Extra bonus, there are also lots of seats available when you book early so you have many more options for which flight/airline you want

    - Websites including Google use your cache to monitor whether you have been looking up flights a lot recently and will jack up the price if they notice this pattern
    -- (This happened to me last year and I freaked out when I saw the prices of flights to a particular location go up by $250, but then I switched to Incognito mode and the prices all went back to normal)
    -- Therefore, make sure you either clear your cache/cookies, or use Incognito mode, when you're going to buy your airline ticket (that way you'll get the normal price rather than an artificially inflated price)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    Everyone pretty much gave you all the advice I could give

    - Buying in advance = cheapest prices
    - How far in advance depends on how far you're traveling.
    -- I know for flights within the US or between the US and Canada, buying ~ 1 month in advance = ideal prices. I think for transcontinental flights, sometimes 3-4+ months in advance yields better prices
    -- Extra bonus, there are also lots of seats available when you book early so you have many more options for which flight/airline you want

    - Websites including Google use your cache to monitor whether you have been looking up flights a lot recently and will jack up the price if they notice this pattern
    -- (This happened to me last year and I freaked out when I saw the prices of flights to a particular location go up by $250, but then I switched to Incognito mode and the prices all went back to normal)
    -- Therefore, make sure you either clear your cache/cookies, or use Incognito mode, when you're going to buy your airline ticket (that way you'll get the normal price rather than an artificially inflated price)
    Incognito (cookie) part was something new to me. Thankyou so much guys <3

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