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Purchasing airfare with euros....(on foreign air carriers)

I just purchased tickets on Level Airlines for a trip to France in the spring.
I always switch overseas airlines websites to $USD when looking at airfares, This time we were ready to book and when I went on the airlines website it automatically quoted in Euro's. So I took a moment and converted the amount into USD using my app and noticed that the fare was much cheaper. Booked it using Euros saved about us $60 on these tix as our CC has no foreign transaction fees! I'll pay more attention on future flights! I noticed it was cheaper to book Easyjet using euro's too.

Just nice to know!

Posted by
2469 posts

have you ever used Easyjet before?, I use them several times a year and they are great but remember to check that you will have to pay for checked baggage, for selected seats and for food on board.

Posted by
8889 posts

Easyjet like most airline websites defaults to the currency of your starting airport. UK to Germany return - £ (GBP). France to UK return - € (EUR).
With European currencies it usually doesn't make much difference which one you choose, I just leave it as the default. Easyjet doesn't fly to the US and doesn't have a presence there so that is probably incurring them more bank charges.

Posted by
84 posts

I use easyjet and ryanair all the time over there. Always use carry on. One time checked a bag with many bottles of wine to bring over to England from France to share with family there. It cost a little, but was worth it!

Posted by
6544 posts

We've used EasyJet many times. When they say one carryon, they mean one carryon--including a backpack or purse. They go everywhere out of Gatwick, and we're thankful to have'em.

Posted by
11440 posts

Google “ dynamic conversion “ there’s your explanation !