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OFT Ruling On Card Charges - U2/FR Not Happy  
User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Done a search but not seen this posted.

The Office of Fair Trading has ruled that airlines must now show the credit/debit card fees upfront, before the passenger places a booking.

They are planning to ban charges for using a debit card as well.

At the moment, many airlines charge a fee "Per person, per sector" for credit card payment (£6 per person/per sector for FR, £8 per booking with U2, WW is £3.50-£4.00 per person, per sector), whereas the actual cost is 2.5% of the entire transaction for credit cards, and just 20p per transaction for debit cards.


Ryanair have already hit out at the ruling saying it won't apply to them, with the usual "You don't have to pay if you use a pre-payment card" speil, adding that it is not a charge to use a credit card, but an 'administration charge'.


A chap from the OFT was saying last night that they are eventually hoping to stop them charging any more than what it costs them for the privilege of paying with a card.

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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 923 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Good news for the pax if all of this comes true, however, this is Ryainair territory, and we all know that when it comes to things you can make money on, FR are willing to move mountains, against all ruling and moral grounds.

Well, one can never stop dreaming of a better world nonetheless.

// You know you're an aviation enthusiast when you look at your neighbour's cars and think about fleet commonality.
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