Are Travel Sites Hiding The Best Fares From You?

06.13.07 | Deals | 0 Comments | by junger

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I book all of my travel online, and I'm sure you do, too.

That's why I was a little concerned when I got the June issue of Budget Travel magazine, and my wife told me that some travel sites aren't always showing you the best fare — and you might not even know it.

Websites put cookies on your computer that let them know you've been there (which is how they remember your name). Travel sites, however, have used them to avoid showing you the same price every time you visit. Delete your cookies and they'll treat you like a new customer.

The article doesn't name a specific travel site that does this, but another story quotes a woman who had this happen to her:

Kelly Malasics, of Bridgeport, Conn., wrote to us about her experience locating a great online fare to Las Vegas, only to have it disapp ar later in the day. "I deleted the cookies for the site and tried again," she said. "Voil

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