MEP claims repeated searches for a flight may push up the price

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Northwest MEP Jim Higgins has claimed that airlines companies are bumping up prices if they feel an individual is likely to book.
Mr Higgins claims companies are storing details of searches from individual computers to deduce how interested a consumer is in a particular flight and adjusting the price upwards.
Jim Higgins says in a large number of cases, a consumer who checks a particular flight several times over a week or two, will often find that the price increases.
He says he was shocked to find that if you check the same flight from the same computer, the price of the flight goes up, but that’s not necessarily the case if you check the price from a neighbour’s computer or smartphone.
The North West MEP, who is Ireland’s representitive on the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee is advising consumers to check prices from different IP addresses.


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