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    Booking flights online

    Most annoying I just booked some flight tickets online but not without pain.

    I went to Virgin and looked up some ticket prices £480 I enter all details which takes a good while for four tickets, I'm just at the payment page when the site packs in. I reopen the browser and luckily all of the details are still there (cookie or similar no doubt) BUT the tickets are now £510. I close the browser and wait a while then go back but it's the same

    Next I kept that page open and opened another InPrivate IE8 session, this of course means that the cookie is unavailable so I have to enter the search details again which I do and they're there for £480. I close the other page and repeat the search there but they're still £510 in the session with the cookie.

    How annoying the cynic in me says they do this on purpose.

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    That's weird!

    Confuse it and use FF.

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    I could of used FF portable which I sometimes use but an InPrivate session gave the desired result, basicaly making the site think I was a different person.

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    That happened to me with Ryan Air once...found flights for £50 to spain then it kicked me out, went back on and they were nearly £100....very annoying!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Most annoying I just booked some flight tickets online but not without pain.

    I went to Virgin and looked up some ticket prices £480 I enter all details which takes a good while for four tickets, I'm just at the payment page when the site packs in. I reopen the browser and luckily all of the details are still there (cookie or similar no doubt) BUT the tickets are now £510. I close the browser and wait a while then go back but it's the same

    Next I kept that page open and opened another InPrivate IE8 session, this of course means that the cookie is unavailable so I have to enter the search details again which I do and they're there for £480. I close the other page and repeat the search there but they're still £510 in the session with the cookie.

    How annoying the cynic in me says they do this on purpose.

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    Call them, and demand they sell the tickets at the original £480. Tell them you have taken a screen shot and would happily provide them with this for evidence. £30 is £30 after all!

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    Or you could just take your money else where, qantas, british air ways or heaven forbid easy jet lol

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    As I say through the InPrivate session I managed to buy them for the original price even though I couldn't get that price in the regular session. I did try to ring but after over 5 mins queuing I got bored and realised there might be another way


    Or you could just take your money else where, qantas, british air ways or heaven forbid easy jet lol

    It's a multicity ticket, I couldn't get close with anyone else I had STA quote as well and did multiple online searches.

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