New airline card fees highlights need for urgent Government action

New airline card fees highlights need for urgent Government action

Following the announcement that two airlines - Swiss and Lufthansa – are to start charging customers for using debit and credit cards, Richard Lloyd, Executive Director of Which?, says:

“It’s unbelievable that two airlines have introduced these card fees just weeks after the OFT agreed with us that they are unfair and misleading.

“Just one simple change to the Payment Services Directive would put an end to debit card surcharges for good.  The Treasury must act quickly to do this before other airlines and businesses jump on the bandwagon and start charging these excessive fees.”