When searching for cheap flights on the likes of Momondo and Kayak, the problem is the unfamiliar website they send you—aside from the fact that they don’t always have English versions of their websites—is that they can try and charge you an extra 15%(!!) of the ticket cost just to use your credit card.
Another trick is when you buy a ticket in euros, say, and then at the end they “helpfully” ask if you want the amount charged in dollars to your credit card. It is always much more than if you let the credit card make the conversion itself.
Anything that makes you opt out rather than opt in is also scumbag sneaky, meaning that the website will automatically add something like insurance or a reserved seat fee to your flight unless you click a box wanting out, and sometimes it isn’t as easy as clicking a box to get out—yes, I’m talking to you, AirAsia.
The answer to the panda quiz? Mexico!
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