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

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


    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.




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  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 5,028 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: 5,163 ✭✭✭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.



  • Registered Users Posts: 68,784 ✭✭✭✭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?



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