I came across this information a couple months ago, and forgot to post about it.
It seems that some of the international carriers intend to add on a service charge for passengers who choose to purchase tickets by using a credit card. Air France and KLM are apparently leading the way with this idea, and others are likely to follow right behind them.
So just how in the hell are you supposed to pay for your ticket?
You pay more if you need to actually talk to a person, so people are making travel plans online. If you're making travel plans online, you're going to need to use a credit card and pay more for that. Here's a happy note to all of this: no additional charge if you're doing a wire transfer. Whoopppeee!
Next concept is that the fees will only be added on to the rock bottom priced economy fares. OK, I guess those prices aren't so rock bottom after all.
Yes, I realize that credit card companies charge fees to the airlines for using that service. But when virtually every way a passenger has to pay for tickets comes with an extra charge, it seems like there's a very simple answer ----
Raise the price of the ticket to fairly reflect the cost! That let's everyone know right up front what travel is going to cost. Aren't you sick of finding a great price, only to have it become not so great after all the add-on fees are included?
But hey -- that's just me!