At the end of a European trip, my Aer Lingus flight home was overbooked and I was offered 600 Euros to take another flight. Seemed like a good idea. They wrote me a check on the spot.
My problem is that my credit union won't let me deposit a check in foreign currency. What the heck!
Are there any solutions besides a) opening an account in a major US bank just to cash the check, or b) making a paper airplane with the check?
Has anyone else had this problem?
Second question: I also ended up with 160 Euros cash in hand and am having a heck of a time getting it changed back into dollars without losing a big chunk of it to commissions (again, my credit union "doesn't handle foreign money"--maybe it's time to change credit unions...).