I have never flown abroad and this is my first experience of anything like this and could use all the help I can get!
I'm looking to book a flight from Los Angeles, to London-Gatwick (one-way) using Norwegian Airlines because they have the best rates.
Currently, the fare I'm looking at is €210, and when asked to quote in USD, it is about $300.
Being from the US, I was thinking of paying in Euros (on purpose) using my Wellsfargo Credit Card. I think I read somewhere of people doing this, but it isn't thoroughly explored and so it might be a risk.
In doing so, the anticipated charges are as follows:
Euro cost when converted to USD: Example: €210 = $250 (rounded up) I assume my card will be charged $250 for the ticket itself
I cannot get a travel card with no foreign transaction fees, so Wellsfargo will charge me 3% (I assume of the $250) to use my current credit card.
According to this Norwegian info page, I think I will be charged an addition 1.99% http://norwegian.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/489/kw/credit%20card
This could add up to $13 to my $250 making it $263 (estimate). This is still cheaper than paying in USD from the start which is currently quoted at $300.
Having never done this before, am I correct? Does anyone have experience in this? I'm afraid of getting some unexpected charges when I think I'm potentially being thrifty. Thoughts, please? I don't know who else to chat with about these little work arounds.
Thanks in advance!