Perks of Booking Directly with the Airline
Throughout this article, we’ve relayed various tips regarding the helpfulness of booking tickets via online travel agents. While they can help you score cheap-ish tickets, it’s always a lot cheaper to book directly with the airline, and here’s why.
First, you have some bargaining power with them. Just tell them that you found cheaper tickets online, and odds are the airline will match that price (if you can prove it). Secondly, if there are any problems with your flight, the airline will be responsible for everything. Travel agents, on the other hand, will pretty much tell you there’s nothing you can do about overbooked flights or other problems.