Many airlines offer conversion and payment in euros when booking flight tickets that have to be paid for in a foreign currency. With some providers, the exchange rate is not only terribly bad, but also a nice "basket money" for the airlines. The Berlin Regional Court is now putting a stop to this.
The Federal Association of Consumer Organizations had sued because one airline had not explicitly disclosed the additional costs involved in converting British pounds into euros. The consumer advocates are of the opinion that the final price must be indicated at the beginning of the booking. This is based on the relevant directive of the European Union.
The Berlin Regional Court agreed with the view. To make matters worse, the additional costs that were generated by means of a poor exchange rate were not shown at all. It was not pointed out that there is an additional fee when paying in euros. Only recently, the Berlin Superior Court condemned the Low cost airline Easyjet This means that the price for the ticket must be broken down exactly at the beginning of the booking. This also includes reporting taxes and fees, because that's exactly what Ryanair and Easyjet don't do either. In the case of reimbursement, customer service is happy to argue that you didn't pay any taxes at all. There are already judgments in this context, too against Ryanair and Laudamotion.