Travelscene American Express

Discussion in 'American Express Rewards' started by JohnK, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Does anyone know much about Travelscene American Express?

    The travel agent I have used occassionally in the past has now become a Travelscene American Express franchise. In the past I was able to pay for flights using my Amex credit card without any surcharges.

    I booked a flight for my mother the other day and asked if I could pay with Amex. They said yes but there is a 3% surcharge. What! The consultant on the phone then said she could reduce the surcharge to 2.75%. Forget it, I would rather pay by cash.

    The way I understand it is that Travelscene has formed an alliance with American Express. How can they justify a surcharge for Amex credit cards?

  2. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    It seems strange, although to be fair to the travel agent they are a franchise and the American Express thing is just about branding (and getting plugged to Amex cardholders). If there is a discrepancy between the surcharge on the Amex card and what you get on, say, a Visa card, then perhaps you could file a report with Amex who then may negotiate a better deal with the agency.
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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  4. SeaWolf

    SeaWolf Active Member

    Jan 24, 2007
  5. codash1099

    codash1099 Established Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Strange. I've booked with Travelscene in the past and they applied no surcharge other than that applied by the airline (Qantas in this case). Could be a branch to branch thing.

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