A breath of fresh air in a world where airlines seem to be increasingly charging a premium for the smallest commodities such as check in baggage and speedy boarding, leisure airline Jet2.com has announced its decision to remove charges on bookings using a debit card.
This decision was announced barely a month after the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) conducted consumer law investigations on the airline, along with several other low-budget airlines, including BMI Baby, EasyJet, Flybe, Lufthansa and Ryanair. On termination of the investigation, all companies involved agreed to change their practices.
. The airline claims to provide friendly low fares' and passengers can book safe in the knowledge that the 'price you see is the price you pay'. This may be so with debit card payments but fees for payment by credit card and PayPal remain in place, incurring a ?processing fee' of 3.60% and 2.00% respectively.
With other ways to incur fees still imposed by the airline, such as checked baggage fees (£14.99), it is best to consult a comparison site before buying flights. The airline does however provide a 22kg bag allowance - 2kg more than Easyjet, and 7kg more than competitor Ryanair.
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The recent changes to procedures will also see travellers being able to check a carry-on bag in at the boarding gate at no extra cost.
Nearly one in six people experience levels of anxiety when travelling onboard a plane, some even refusing to travel by plane altogether.