Responding to the news that 12 airlines have agreed to include debit card surcharges in the headline ticket price,
Which? Chief Executive Peter Vicary-Smith said:
“Over 50,000 people supported our campaign to end rip off surcharges so it’s good news that debit card surcharges will be displayed in the headline price of flights – as long as the airlines don’t use this as an excuse to push up their prices. It’s also important that credit card charges are clearly displayed throughout the booking process and the OFT should make sure that all companies are taking these steps, not just airlines.
“We’re pleased that the Government has said they are sticking to their original timetable to ban excessive card surcharges by the end of the year.”