I was just going over my United Chase Visa credit card statement and noticed a $9 foreign transaction fee for a $300 Toronto to Los Angeles ticket on Delta Air Lines. I thought it was a mistake since I purchased the ticket while in the U.S. and to an American company. But when I called the card’s customer service hotline the representative told me it wasn’t a typo and that she couldn’t waive the fee.
She was sweet so instead of telling her to shove it, I politely told her to go ahead and cancel the credit card. She offered me 200 United bonus points to change my mind but I kindly declined since homie doesn’t play that game.
I have a Capital One Visa card and an American Express Platinum and neither charge a foreign transaction fee. This way I won’t make the mistake of paying with the wrong card and getting dinged for something so ridiculous.
Do you agree? If so, and you travel internationally, I encourage you to do the same.
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