This approach does come with a warning, however. “During these uncertain travel-times – it’s better to avoid the smaller OTA’s,” cautioned Skip.
“Customer support is not as good as the airlines. This can make it really hard to change your flights or get a refund.”
“The only reason to book with an OTA is when the price difference compared to booking with the airline is huge. And you have to be really certain you don’t want to make any changes to your flight.”
“OTA’s save money on customer support and charge high fees when you want to change or cancel your flight. These are the main reasons they can offer cheaper fares than the airlines.”
Always check if the travel agent offers ATOL protection and is trusted. Skip recommends Expedia, Kayak, Priceline and Orbitz.