Posts Tagged ‘ Office of Fair Trading ’

What’s hot: October 2011

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Glasgow and Gothenburg and gourmands in London, but we’ve lost trust in TripAdvisor…

Why Aren’t Fuel Surcharges Dropping?

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

As you probably know, fuel prices have been dropping. But has anyone seen any cuts in the surcharges airlines make? Japan Airlines has announced that it will reduce its fuel surcharge. But wait for this. The surcharge will drop from October 1st and last only until the 28th November on flights from here to Japan.

Visa and Passport Websites

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

When the USA joined the ever-increasing list of countries that charge for visas, CD-Traveller warned readers to be careful about visa service companies who masqueraded as the governments concerned and then charged you a fee.

Tenerife: Comparing Flight Costs

Jun 29th, 2011 | By

Are the costs the same between airlines? CD-Traveller picks one route to Tenerife to find out.

Criticising Ryanair

Jan 6th, 2010 | By

This has almost become a national pastime and I have contributed to quite a bit of it myself when it is deserved which is more often than not.

But when the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) criticises them (which isn’t as often as they should), you would hope they got their facts correct. Just one fact wrong and Ryanair will attack which is precisely what has just happened.

It began when John Fingleton, the chief executive of the OFT criticised the airline for only allowing one type of credit card to be used for payment that didn’t attract any sort of Ryanair fee. (This card is actually a pre-paid card so is it technically a credit card?)