These "booking and service fees" are ridiculous. Jetstar are the worst. They add on $8.50 per passenger per flight to pay by credit card -- hitting us with a huge surcharge for using the only real payment option they give us.
New reforms aiming to stop excessive credit card fees by major retailers are meant to be in effect -- the Reserve Bank rules now say only the "reasonable cost of card acceptance" should be charged by retailers. But the reforms frankly don't go far enough, and it looks like Jetstar are among the businesses looking for ways around complying.
Jetstar have the most expensive credit card surcharges or "service fees" for booking flights. What's worrying -- if they get away with not dropping the credit card fees, it could lead the way for other major retailers to do the same. Then we're back to square one. Just like how the Banks have ignored interest rate changes by the RBA to line their pockets!
Airlines and retailers like Caltex, Hilton hotels, Cabcharge, and many others are raking in millions of dollars from fees they add on to credit card transactions. At some point we've got to say enough is enough.
When did we start allowing for these extra credit card surcharges to be levied for our goods and services over and above the published prices? The price should be the price! In my view, ALL credit card surcharges should be removed.
Please sign my petition telling Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka that we're fed up with paying huge fees just for the luxury of paying them for our flights. They should lead the way by dropping their fees in line with the RBA recommendations!
Make sure you tell Jetstar via Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/JetstarAustralia?filter=2
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/JetstarAirways
***Can you help me monitor if Jetstar and other major retailers like Caltex, Qantas, Hotels and others drop their surcharges? Let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org on Monday when the RBA rule is meant to take effect. Thanks!