Refusing DCC and the “Original Sales Currency” Ripoff

tiger airways ticket to the philippines

I logged into Tiger Airways today to book a ticket to the Philippines.  This was the screen offered to me.  I had a choice to pay in “original sales currency” or in USD.

If I had paid in USD, I would have paid $111.68USD.


tiger airways ticket to the philippines

Or course I refused to pay in USD, and ran the transaction in Pesos.  Here is my credit card statement.

I paid $106.18USD by REFUSING DCC.  That is a savings of $5.50.  Enough to pay for another Starbucks Coffee.

buying a ticket on tiger airways

It is MY money.  No theirs.  They have no right to keep $5.50USD for no reason.

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