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Is the commission for card payment when buying flight tickets legal?

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Can you imagine in the Mercadona or in the English Court paying 8 euros more for the simple fact of using your credit card?

In the cases of Iberia and British Airways debit cards will not suffer any increase. Although it seems to me - some banker in the room to certify? - that the banks every day offer less debit cards to their customers so few will be the ones who are free to pay this increase.

Companies like Vueling or Ryanair seduce you with getting a company card if you want to avoid the surcharge. Of course, if you get the card you must spend a minimum amount with the card and, unless you fly frequently with them, you will end up with a few euros in a comatose state on that account.

On the other hand, Vueling offers PayPal as payment method. Something that even the simplest blog is able to incorporate but very few airlines allow it. The surprising thing is that for this payment method the surcharge in Vueling rises almost to 10 euros.

In short, these are the prices for using a card by the companies mentioned so far. If you have more data it would be good if you commented on them in the same post to update the article:

  • Ryanair: 6 euros for both Mastercard, Visa Electron or credit cards.
  • Easyjet: 6 euros for credit cards and 0 euros for debit cards.
  • British Airways: GBP 4.50 if we use a British card or EUR 7.50 if the issuing bank is Spanish
  • Iberia: 4.5 euros domestic flights with credit card. 7.5 for international credit card. 0 for debit cards in both cases.
  • Vueling: Visa electron or debit 5.50 euros. Credit card 9.50 euros. Paypal 9.50 euros.

And now let's go to the BOE and read what the Law 16/2009 on payment methods:

Any clause that prevents the beneficiary of a payment order from requiring the payer to pay an additional fee or offer a reduction for the use of a specific payment instrument shall be void. In any case, the additional fees that may be imposed for the use of specific payment instruments they cannot exceed the differential expenses actually incurred by the beneficiary for the acceptance of such instruments.

From what I understand, the BOE law clarifies that Airlines are entitled to ask the customer to pay the additional fee that Visa or Mastercard charges the company. No more no less.

I have not been able to find information about the surcharge that airlines receive when the user operates with a card when making their purchase. Even so, Someone thinks that Visa charges 9.5 euros to Vueling for a plane ticket Although this barely costs 30 euros?

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