Whinge of the day warning!!!
When booking airfares on-line, as most of us do these days, we get slugged exorbitant fees on top of the airfare. Can anyone give me a plausible reason why?… other than cause they can!
Virgin are charging $4.50 per guest per sector! So for a family of 4 to travel return to Noosa for example (via Sydney or Brisbane) the credit card surcharges on top of the flights costs amount to $72!
Qantas charges $7.70 person, or $61.60 for a family of 4 to travel return to Sydney (at least they don’t charge per sector… yet!)
Bare in mind this payment is made in one transaction; so how is the number of people travelling or how many sectors they fly relevant? I understand that service providers need to cover their costs but surely this is just taking the piss!