With summer just around the corner, people all over the country are turning their minds towards booking flights, reserving holiday accommodation and coordinating itineraries.
Which is why one mother’s simple trick could shave hundreds of dollars off your final bill.
Mother-of-two Janica Place, 39, from Melbourne, revealed to FEMAIL how she slashed a staggering $500 from return flights between Melbourne and Helsinki for herself and her two children by doing one simple thing.
One mother’s simple trick could shave hundreds of dollars off your final bill, when booking holidays (stock image)
Mother-of-two Janica Place (pictured) revealed to FEMAIL how she cut $500 from return flights between Melbourne and Helsinki for herself and her two children by doing one thing
‘I use two devices in order to make sure that prices aren’t being manipulated,’ Janica told FEMAIL.
‘I search with my computer for instance, and then I book flights on my phone.’
The mum-of-two was so surprised to see how much cheaper the flights were on a different device that she returned to her computer to check that they were in fact different.
‘I’ve since booked all my flights that way,’ she said.
‘I had no idea that searching destinations on different devices had such an effect. It’s crazy!’.
‘I use two devices in order to make sure that prices aren’t being manipulated,’ Janica (pictured with her kids) told FEMAIL
Another way to counteract the rising cost of flights when you repeatedly search for them is one more often known by savvy travellers.
It involves clearing your ‘cookies’ – which are small computer files that let websites know if you’ve been on their page previously – on your device, so that your information is not stored.
When information is stored, it can potentially mean that some sites raise the price as you become more likely to book the fare.
Other ways to counteract the rising cost of flights include clearing your cookies and going ‘incognito’ when you browse (stock image)
As well as flights, this trick can also work for booking some hotels.
Apart from clearing your cookies or working from two different devices, you can also go ‘incognito’ on your browser.
This stops your device from saving information about what you do online to its digital memory.
To open an incognito window, start Chrome and click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the screen. Click New Incognito Window and start browsing.