“Excessive” Airline Surcharges

Despite the Office of Fair Trading announcing a couple of months ago that debit card surcharges through airlines should be banned, consumer group Which? have found that passengers are still paying £265,000 a day in “excessive” charges.

The OFT advised at the end of June that surcharges should be banned however the Government is still to take action which means consumers are still being charged for using their debt cards.

Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director says:”With most airlines yet to drop these card surcharges and some introducing new fees, it’s time for the Government to put a stop to this. A minor change to the law is all it would take to ban the charges on debit cards that you only find out about at the end of a lengthy online booking process.

 

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