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Do airlines limit the number of searches you can do in a timeframe and why?

  • 20-02-2022 5:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭ Green Finers

    For the past few minutes I have been playing city roulette searching flights to cities I’ve never been to.

    After about 10 cities I got this message.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,881 Mod ✭✭✭✭ G_R

    Its probably just the website/apps security features kicking in to prevent what it that’s may be an attempt at a DDOS attack.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,671 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio

    Clear cookies.

    It's also worth getting a VPN when booking travel to some countries, especially poorer ones. Sometime you get a cheaper rate.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,131 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    They assume a single source doing a huge number of searches is a screenscraper.

  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭ Green Finers

    On the return leg, the outbound or both?

    Would the price of a good VPN of outweigh any potential saving on a single flight and only be useful for very regular fliers?