Hi guys when reading this forum i often come upon people recommending to book at the airline directly instead of trough a OTA. I was thinking if there is some sort of cultural difference between US where many posters are from and Europe (Denmark) where i’m from. Personally i have been using OTA’s almost exclusively the last 13-15 years, as the offline agencies always have shown to be way more expensive and the airlines even more so (this has gotten better in recent years, now airlines are only 10-15% more expensive).
I know that many of the OTA’s have very bad review on review sites, but when you read them most seem to be related to the fact that people dont understand what they bought or they do not pay attention to the costs that are added (not really a problem in Denmark as they have to show all costs).
So are there any other reason for this intense dislike for saving money, because in at least 9 out of 10 cases the OTA seem to be a cheaper than the airline directly.