Travel Q&A: Do websites manipulate ticket prices?

Someone told me that if you check over and over for a route on Expedia, Travelocity and the like that the site will hike up the fare. It’s almost like the more you check on prices, the more the site knows that you really want to go there and they hike up the price. Is this true or is it urban legend?


Travel Q&A: Try Yapta to track airfares, choose best time to buy

It might be a little early to book tickets for the summer, but it’s hard to know for certain. Remember, even airlines don’t know whether fares will go up or down. It’s market-driven. Travel columnist Christopher Elliott recommends a site such as Yapta, which lets you track your airfare and select the best time to buy.

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