Posts Tagged ‘ credit card charges ’

Saturday snippets: July 22nd 2017

Jul 22nd, 2017 | By

As new security measures are introduced on flights to the US, Adrian also looks forward to the end of credit card charges whilst wondering if airfares and holidays will increase in price next year.



Saturday snippets; 18th March 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
steam train on the NYMR

A new low- cost airline – Level – launches, there are re-openings of museums and its nearly cherry blossom season.



easyJet and credit card fees

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

Just before Christmas we carried the news that the government was going to ban excessive charges used by companies when you use a credit card. Now we have easyJet’s answer to what is planned.



Good news about credit card payments?

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By

By the end of next year the government intends banning excessive/hidden fees charged by airlines (indeed by any company) where payment is made by credit or debit cards. On the face of it this is good news. Look deeper and it might be so great.
Why my scepticism?



Card Fee Rip-Off

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

This was one of many headlines that have cropped up over the last few days as a result of a Which? Report about the high charges that are levied by airlines, admittedly not all, for booking flights with them. Where the heck has the media been? This story has been around for years. We wrote about it in CD-Traveller in March 2009. Which? Has written about it before so why does so much of the media wring their hands with dismay as though this only began yesterday. Personally I reported this to the Financial Standards Authority some three years ago. Nothing happened. Will anything happen this time?



How Transparent Are Airline Charges?

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Supposedly, we now have transparency in the way airlines price their flights.In a pig’s eye we do.Legislation, codes of conduct, agreements, advertising standards watchdogs and a host of either consumer or regulatory watchdogs have made airline fares easier to understand. Well if that’s true, I am a Martian. What we have had is some clean up and then the airlines have promptly responded by finding ways around it.Not all airlines but some.Just like financial services companies have enough small print at the bottom of their
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Now BA joins the “Milk the Passenger” Club

Mar 11th, 2009 | By

We’ve got used to Ryanair, easyjet, Flybe and the other no frills airlines charging you for using a credit card. When I booked a flight up to Glasgow this morning I deliberately picked BA because I thought I might have to take some hold luggage with me and the price difference was about what it would cost me to take baggage on a no-frills airline.I was surprised though to find I was going to get stung £4 by BA for paying for the flight on
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