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Airlines made to advertise hidden charges

July 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Flights, Uncategorized

After the OFT Office of Fair Trading stood in to make a change, 12 airlines will now be advertising their Credit and Debit card charges when you go to book a holiday. In a bid to cut unfair sales of flights tickets with hidden fees the first 12 airline companies will be making a change and hope that other companies follow.

On average, consumers spend £300m on hidden card surcharges each year and head of OFT, Clive Maxwell wants to put a stop to this. “This is a great outcome for the millions of people who buy flights online”. “It is important that the cost presented when they search for a flight is realistic and that they are not surprised by extra charges”.

Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Jet2, Lufthansa, German Wings, Flybe, Eastern Airways, BMI Baby and Aer Lingus are the first 12 airlines to take note and make a change.

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