• From The BBC:

    Varied policies exist among airlines on booking charges when customers use credit or debit cards, according to the consumer association Which?.Some charges have risen in the last 18 months while another airline has stopped levies on passengers who pay for bookings with plastic cards. Charges applied should reflect costs to the airlines, Which? said. Millions of families will fly across the EU in the coming weeks, as UK schools close for the summer. ChargesWhich? Holiday magazine found that – based on flight tickets for two adults costing a total of £300 – Thomas Cook UK charged £10 per booking for using a debit card and First Choice customers paid £2.50. Eighteen months ago neither levied a charge. A spokesman from Thomas Cook said several types of credit and debit cards could be used to purchase flights and some did not attract a fee. Ryanair has increased fees from 70p to £5 per person each way for debit cards bookings – except for Visa Electron which is free…

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