Skyscanner is now completely useless. I just tried to book flights from London to Dresden and was offered £295 pp across a number of websites including the airline itself (Air France).
After comparing this choice with other destinations (Berlin, Leipzig etc) we chose Select to proceed and the price went up to £619 in total (i.e. £309.50 pp).
I clicked to choose that option and the price went up to £689. I clicked on that and was taken to the Air France site where the total price for the flights was £750 (i.e. £375 pp).
I rang Air France and they would not deny that this was being done deliberately by Air France to manipulate prices. They would only say that this kind of problem was at least sometimes down to Air France and that they were unable to say any more.
Does anybody have any solutions - are there any better price comparison sites out there?
Also, does anybody know of any regulatory body who might be monitoring this phenomenon? I contacted the Advertising Standards Authority (UK) and they told me that they do not regulate price comparison websites (except where someone has paid for a premium position on the website).