19 SEPTEMBER 2011
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Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based leisure fare flight comparison operator and booking search engine, have come up with a most interesting schedule of "plastic money” reservation charges.
Offering comparisons for both debit and credit card, 17 airlines feature on the list. It must be emphasised even as we go to press the costs are changing in what is a very competitive business segment. The evaluation is based on return costs as some airlines like to charge per actual flight, others per person, or as a percentage of the total flight charges.
According to Skyscanner if you use a debit card Ryanair is the most expensive with the fee £12 for the return flight. Next up is Aer Lingus (£10) followed by Flybe (£9), easyJet (£8), bmi Baby and Thomas Cook (£6), Jet2 (£4.99) and finally Thomson Flight (£3.99). With credit card, easyJet is fractionally ahead of Ryanair (£12.95 against £12) and a special mention should be made of British Airways, Germanwings, KLM, Iberia, SAS, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic who do not charge at all with debit cards. www.skyscanner.net
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