Following Office of Fair Trading enforcement action, 12 airlines operating in the UK have agreed to include debit card surcharges in the headline price of tickets. The move is designed to end surprise increases in price at the end of the booking process common online when booking with many carriers.
The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into price-fixing by hotels and travel agents, which has resulted in holidaymakers being overcharged by hundreds of pounds. Companies including Expedia and Thistle are reported to be under investigation.
The Office of Fair Trading has accused Ryanair of being “puerile and childish” over its credit card payment policy that exploited a legal loophole to justify charging extra fees.