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Wed, 12 Sep, 2018Basmah Qazi

The simple hack that could slash $500 off your holiday booking

The simple hack that could slash $500 off your holiday booking

With summer well and truly around the corner, people all over the country are gearing up to book their holidays, reserving accommodation and coordinating itineraries.

Which is why you need to get on board with this one woman’s simple hack that could cut down hundreds of dollars off your final bill.

Melbourne mother-of-two Janica Place, 39, spoke to Kidspot and revealed how she got a discount of $500 on return flights between Melbourne and Helsinki for herself and her two children by doing this one simple thing.

“I use two devices in order to make sure that prices aren’t being manipulated,” she said.

“I search with my computer for instance, and then I book my flights on my phone.”

The mother of two was so surprised to see how much cheaper the flights were that she couldn’t believe it until she returned to her computer to check that they were indeed 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!”

Another simple trick to nab cheap flights is one that is revealed by savvy travellers.

All you need to do is clear 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 details are not stored.

When information is stored, then there is a chance that sites may raise their prices as they can see that you’re most likely to book the fare.

And this trick doesn’t just work on flights, but on hotels too.

Will you be trying out this hack? Let us know in the comments below.