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Avoid Easyjet Card Surcharges

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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
Just booked flights using my Visa Debit card (from Nationwide), but instead of paying £1.75 for the privilege, I ticked the Visa Electron option instead and to my surprise the booking went through ok. It appears their system cannot distinguish between a Visa Debit and Visa Electron card.

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#1
or never leave the country:thumbsup:
#2
And report back if your booking gets cancelled if/when they spot what you did! :-D
#3
nice!

you sure this wont come back to kick you in the teeth? all cos of a 1 quid charge
#4
Massive Spaniard
nice!

you sure this wont come back to kick you in the teeth? all cos of a 1 quid charge


would they really cancel it over someting so small?
#5
Not technically a deal maybe more along misc section??
#6
no but they may contact you and arrange for you to repay (assuming that they dont take the payment first.

personally I wouldn't risk mucking up holiday plans over a couple of quid but keep us informed on how it goes

oh and good luck
#7
It wont be so good when they arrive at your seat with a parachute on the flight!!!
#8
I dont think it will matter, if the money has been taken from your Credit card, then dont worry. If something was to happen it would happen and they would email you to say there was a problem with your payment.
#9
unileeds
I dont think it will matter, if the money has been taken from your Credit card, then dont worry. If something was to happen it would happen and they would email you to say there was a problem with your payment.


Thats what i was thinking.

The payment (less the charge) has been charged to my card. We shall see
#10
I know what you mean about the charges for CC they charge for you to even breath on the plane these days

I wonder if that would also work on Ryanair's site, they don't charge for electron visa either
#11
Mmm, I wonder if the credit card company will treat it as a cash payment (being visa debit) in which case your get charged interest!!!:whistling:
banned#12
who_are_you_uk
Mmm, I wonder if the credit card company will treat it as a cash payment (being visa debit) in which case your get charged interest!!!:whistling:


he used a visa debit anyway
#13
frmarirolu
I know what you mean about the charges for CC they charge for you to even breath on the plane these days

I wonder if that would also work on Ryanair's site, they don't charge for electron visa either

they charged me on mine i'm sure i used visa electron ?
#14
if you've paid then youv'e paid i don't think theres much they can do about it , they are still getting your custom and you just er oops ticked the wrong payment box, problem with there paying system, fact is youv'e paid!!
do you think you may fit in the hold?LOL good on yer!!
#15
Ryanair are wise to it, I have already tried it and mentioned it on a previous thread. They decline the transaction and charge you about 60p for the trouble!!!!
#16
Avoiding Easyjet would be a better bit of advice.

Woeful outfit.
#17
Visa Debit card is not a Credit card.
#18
A visa electron card is very handy indeed, as with alot of companies there is zero charge. You could get a prepaid visa electron travel moneycard from the post office and just use it for this puropse and would be a good investment.
#19
On a seperate note does anybody know when easyjet winter flights go on sale?
#20
Ive used my VISA ELECTRON on a website once or twice now when the website only takes VISA or credit cards.
#21
spyhunter;2374269
A visa electron card is very handy indeed, as with alot of companies there is zero charge.
Yes, but how many of them charge for Visa debit?
#22
badgerrules;2373451
or never leave the country:thumbsup:
True, but there are plenty of more civilised ways of leaving the country than by plane. :)
#23
pibpob
Yes, but how many of them charge for Visa debit?


I only ever get charged when using my visa electron debit card when I buy things in different currencys other than sterling, I have also paid for flights and never been charged any extra.
banned#24
ibiza
It wont be so good when they arrive at your seat with a parachute on the flight!!!


free skydive? you can't complain about that lol
#25
I thought there was a thread somewhere that mentioned the use of [url]www.alpharooms.com[/url]

They have easyjet flights at the same price as easyjet website too and they don't charge CC fees. Correct me if I am wrong but worth a look I would say.
#26
I have always done this. I hope easyjet don't read this post though!!!
#27
Wodja;2374539
I only ever get charged when using my visa electron debit card when I buy things in different currencys other than sterling
The best way to do that is to use a Nationwide card - otherwise there's a 2.75% charge hidden in the exchange rate
I have also paid for flights and never been charged any extra.
Yes, but my question is: how many sites don't charge for Visa Electron but do charge for Visa Delta?
#28
I have never used Easyjet in my life and hopefully I will never have to.

I dislike absolutely everything about them.
#29
o i wish , i have a lifelong wish to jump from a plane via parachute , i am going to do that .
#30
Not on Easyjet, chances are it violates one of their supposed policies, as does carrying pets, going for a slash during the flight, farting, speaking french, reading a book, listening to music, breathing, using your imagination, and attempting to predict the future whilst on board.

If Chairman Mao did airlines......
#31
Spark
I have never used Easyjet in my life and hopefully I will never have to.

I dislike absolutely everything about them.


I flew with easyjet 38 times last year and absolutely love them.

How can you dislike something so much, having admitted that you have never flown with them.

Reminds me of a friend who insisted he hated garlic, despite never having tasted it.

Strange:whistling:
#32
I think everyone may have lost the plot here, the guy used a Visa DEBIT card which I don't think is a credit card.

Using a debit card means that as soon as he hit the complete button, the cash was withdrawn from his bank account and paid into the EasyJet bank account. It is not a credit card and so does not incur charges, it's just like using cash.

Or have I lost the plot (again) ?
#33
No, you haven't lost the plot but neither have many others - because there's a difference between a Visa Delta debit card and a Visa Electron debit card.
#34
No thank you sir! To save a couple of quid and risk a holiday - crazy!!
#35
Spark
Not on Easyjet, chances are it violates one of their supposed policies, as does carrying pets, going for a slash during the flight, farting, speaking french, reading a book, listening to music, breathing, using your imagination, and attempting to predict the future whilst on board.


LOL, Apart from the pet one, I think I did all the rest of them on my most recent easyjet flight with no problems whatsoever
#36
The difference between a Visa Debit card (used to be Visa Delta) and a Visa Electron card is similar to the difference between a Switch, a Solo and a Maestro card, they basically do exactly the same but are operated by different company rules.

Best description I've found so far is:

"The difference between Solo and Switch is the same as the difference between Electron and Delta. In both cases, Solo and Electron act as debit cards but for every transaction the balance of the card is checked before allowing the transaction to be processed - so you are required to have the funds available to pay for you goods. With Switch and Delta only random balance checks take place so it is possible to purchase something without the funds to cover it being in your account. "

They are all however debit cards, and I personally have never seen anyone asking for a surcharge to use a debit card.
#37
Dellboy
Avoiding Easyjet would be a better bit of advice.

Woeful outfit.



Comparitive evidence to back up that statement ?

What is your suggested alternative for the same or lower fares ?
#38
bwarb
The difference between a Visa Debit card (used to be Visa Delta) and a Visa Electron card is similar to the difference between a Switch, a Solo and a Maestro card, they basically do exactly the same but are operated by different company's. They are all however debit cards, and I personally have never seen anyone asking for a surcharge to use a debit card.


Easyjet do!

As does Ryanair.
banned#39
Spark
I have never used Easyjet in my life and hopefully I will never have to.

I dislike absolutely everything about them.


I like the colour. I also like where they fly from, and where they fly to. And how much the flights cost in comparison to "good" airlines who give you virtually the same space in your seat and charge three times the price but do give you a small biscuit.
1 Like #40
I've got an idea...why don't we have a debate on the merits of flying with easyjet you bunch of wasters.

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