Victory for budget travellers: easyjet and Ryanair among 12 airlines which agree to scrap surprise card surcharges
06 July 2012 @ 14:31
A dozen airlines have been forced to stop ripping off their customers with hidden debit card fees for flights bought over the internet.
The Office of Fair Trading has told operators to put an end to ‘surprise’ surcharges which are not included in the original ticket prices.
From now on, the firms must include any debit card charges in the headline price instead of hitting customers at the end of their transaction
It follows an OFT investigation into some of Britain’s most popular holiday airlines, including Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa and Thomas Cook.
Officials spent 90 days looking into the airline charges after a campaign by consumer group Which?, supported by 50,000 people.
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