If you've saved your annual leave for these colder months to get away for some sun elsewhere, congrats, that's a good move — and you might save yourself a few hundred dollarydoos by simply hopping over to the laptop next to you.
Can this be manipulated? You betcha.
If you're like me at all, you're checking upwards of five times in a fit of paranoia, especially if you're booking big trips for other people. And if you're like me, you have more than one computer in the house and don't want to bother with deleting browser data. So where possible, compare prices from one computer, while saving a fresh one for the actual booking.
Once you're ready to go ahead, hop over to workstation #2. Maybe it's your own laptop or tablet, maybe it's your partner or friend's computer, it doesn't really matter. The result can be almost $200 for each return overseas flight, if you're heading to the other side of the planet.
I put this into practice recently with several trips to Oman. Each return trip had $US150 extra tacked on until I commandeered the laptop next to me. Voila — quite the savings, since I was booking for a whole group.
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