It is soon the big departures of the summer! But be careful with your reservation on the Ryanair, the final rate change according to the bank card used to pay for your ticket.
For example, a Marseille-Corfu return trip on August 4 costs 189.99 euros when paying with a Visa card. With a UATP card, Ryanair charges the ticket still at 189.99 and adds 3.84 euros of ” Processing fee »To display a final price of 193.83 euros. With a Wallet card, the final price is 195.12 euros. The reservation interface adds the ” Processing fee »At the time of payment, while the number of the bank card is entered by the passenger.
In France, the practice is illegal: a decree from the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) relating to information on the prices of the services of certain public passenger transport services provides for especially ” the obligation to display the final price of the service from the start of the reservation process and from the stage of presentation of the various offers on online comparison sites“. In 2017, the DGCCRF had brought in line the online tour operators who displayed higher prices at the time of payment.
According to article L.121-1 of the Consumer Code, a commercial practice is misleading: “ when it is based on false or misleading allegations, indications or presentations relating to one or more of the following elements: the price or the method of calculating the price“. In addition, a European regulation prohibits discrimination against the bank card (favoring one card over others).
« We may be surprised to see the re-emergence of the sea serpent of changing prices according to payment methods. The DGCCRF and payment card management organizations seemed to have clearly prohibited these practices. If a rule exists, it must apply to all actors operating in Europe, without derogation“, Comments a manager at Voldiscount.com, specialist in low-cost plane tickets. Ryanair customer service did not respond to our solicitation at the time of this article’s publication.
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