Today we’ll be talking about how flight prices vary depending on some factors like the country where you buy your tickets from, or the day of the week when you do it.
For those of you who did not know, the same flight can be cheaper or more expensive whether we buy it from one country or another or we actually are in another country (or we pretend so by using a proxy).
Ex TIME’s journalist Erica Ho describes how flights would rise every time she tried to book domestic flights from abroad: “Most of the people do not know that with an easy trick such as changing the country of purchase or the currency in which you buy, your flight ticket can raise or lower the price”. As a general rule tickets tend to be cheaper if purchased from countries with lower GDPs.
The second factor that affects the price of a plane ticket is the actual day of the week when the search is done. As a general principle, you should avoid those days in which many soon-to-be travellers are surfing the web looking for good flight offers. For instance, it is well known that Fridays are not the best weekday for buying especially in the afternoon, because in the elation caused by the start of the weekend, people tend to figure out how that very weekend could be much greater if spent somewhere abroad, and they do so by actually buying tickets for a destination set in a cool city full of nightlife.
Another really bad moment for buying online tickets is Monday morning: in the desperate attempt to withdraw from office routine, loads of workers rush into flight comparators’ webs to buy The ticket for a plane that will get them as away as possible from their working places.
Another useful advice is not to search from the same computer more than once, or to erase the cookies before looking for a flight ticket, as our IP is often reminded by the flight company, which will likely “remind” it and rise the price each time you do a new search, so you’ll end up paying more. This does not happen with an inspiring flight comparator such as seeusoon.io, because it will just tell every time the cheapest destination from a large database, not giving flight companies any information about the user’s previous’ searches.