In Google Chrome or Safari, incognito is enabled by hitting Command (or “Control” if using PC), Shift, “N”. For Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, hit Command (or “Control” if using a PC), Shift, “P”. This will open a new browser window where your information is not tracked, thus not inflating prices as you search.
Policies vary, but Airtran, Alaska Airlines, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, US Airways, and Virgin America do this. Another tactic for negotiating airfares is to get someone else to do the haggling for you. You may get a different agent who is more open to negotiation.Oct 6, 2011
Plane tickets usually don’t get cheaper closer to the departure date. Flights tend to be the most inexpensive when you book between four months and three weeks before your departure date. According to the CheapAir.com 2019 Annual Airfare Study, you can expect rates to go up after that period.
Is it cheaper to book a flight at the last minute? We’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating at the outset—no, it’s really not cheaper to book a flight at the last minute. Yes, last minute travelers used to score the occasional fare so low it might have induced shock, but that’s no longer…
Delta doesn’t have any/much competition out of Atlanta, so they price accordingly. Airfare has very little to do with the actual cost of providing the service, but everything to do with competitive pricing. “Lots of competition” means low prices/fares while “No competition” means high prices/fares.