The summer holiday season started and, on Tik Tok, Youtube, and other media, just like every year, there’s an article or a video regarding tricks on how to save money when booking a flight bypassing the websites’ geofencing.
Common sense apart, like booking earlier and trying different days to see what’s the cheapest combination of dates, there’s always a travel guru saying “I’ve discovered trick airlines don’t want you to know! Using a VPN and cleaning your cookies every time (just to give all this nonsense a hacker-ish appearance), you can simulate connecting by different countries and get a better ticket price! Oh yes, and here’s my affiliate link for VPN X, Y, and Z”
Nothing against the content creator in particular, and as you can see I use affiliate links too, for services that can be useful for the community and they are usually matched with a discount code, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
I’ve heard this trick for years and for sure also airlines did it too. Maybe years ago this worked, but it was a glitch solved as soon as it was exploited. But we can use this experiment to exercise with Playwright and the usage of proxies in it.
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