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Airlines ripping off customers with inflated add-on charges

BRITS who purchase travel ‘add on items’ with their flights are being ripped off by costly arrangements, another examination has uncovered.

The extra alternatives regularly incorporate travel protection, vehicle rental and coach tickets.

The examination by Which? Compared the airline prices with what the airlines were charging.

Some were observed to be up to £50 higher in costs by booking via the airline.

For instance, Brits booking car hire with easyJet to be incorporated on a Newcastle to Malaga holiday could pay £119 with Europcar.

A similar arrangement on those dates with Centauro would cost just £73 – and is a superior brand recommended by Which?

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A comparative case with British Airways saw vehicle rentals with Avis costing £126 for the week, contrasted with £75 with Enterprise when looking at similar dates.

Travel protection was likewise observed to be an issue.

While numerous aircrafts offered comparative value rates for protection, Which? discovered they missed the mark regarding what was included.

Some had higher excess charges or lower guarantee remittances contrasted with different insurers suggested by Which?, despite the fact that they cost a similar sum.

Naomi Leach, Which? Travel Editor revealed to Prioritise My Travel: “These days, aircrafts need you to book everything for your outing through their sites in light of the fact that each and every piece of additional commission for them includes, regardless of whether it’s most to get priority boarding or car hire in Funchal for five days.

“In any case, we would dependably prescribe looking at all options as while it might appear to be convenient, there’s no reason for burning through £13 on shoddy and sprightly travel cover in case you will be out of pocket should you be unlucky enough to need to make a claim.”

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