There are several crosswind landing techniques described on Wikipedia, including crabbing (straightening out after touchdown) and de-crabbing (straightening out just before touchdown).
For airline pilots, are there specific conditions that favor the use of the crab method over the de-crab method for crosswind landings, despite the excessive side load the crab method may incur? When airline pilots use crabbing for crosswind landings, what are the reasons?
(This question is not about the general crosswind landing techniques dealt with in this great post but more about airline pilots' crosswind landing techniques. More specifically, my question addresses some possible conditions where the airline pilots would prefer the crab technique to the de-crab technique.)