This e-mail came through from a reader recently – something to be careful of. Remember though, if you’re going to be subjected to such a charge, you need to be told about it up front. If it’s something that you’re credit card company is going to charge you, it should be in your terms and conditions.
There is another side to conversion problems i.e. euro to sterling conversion.
I had to book up a hotel in Cork for several people using the Aer Ligus hotel booking site.
First booking was made in the morning and the second in the evening both using the same Aer Lingus site, both with the same card, both for the same date and both for the same hotel.
When I received my card statement it included a commission charge of £10 for conversion from euros to pounds sterling for the first booking but nothing for the second booking (sterling to sterling).