Bringing back a topic I started 7th April 2010.
Being my post number 25 on 15th October 2010.
This post was about the Debit & Credit charges made
by the airlines.
Today at long last the Office of Fair Trading has stepped
in to make the companies show all charges at the start
of the booking form.
Statement on B.B.C. text service.
"Travel companies have been ordered to end the use of
hidden surcharge for passengers paying by card.
Now the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ) has ordered them
to make all debit & credit card charges clear immediately"
It also wants the law changed to abolish altogether charges
for using debit cards.
To me a debit card is the same has cash,its money sitting
in your account,so why should the travel companies charge.
Fair enough credit cards are someone elses money,so there
is a charge, the credit card company give the travel company
a percentage for taking the cards also.