When do QF charge the +++ on FF Bookings?

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v8Statesman

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littl_flier said:
Just a quick follow up, we had out e-tickets issued yesterday morning so I can rest a little easier now. Thanks to everyone for their advice. :p

And the +++ I assume was charged?
 

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Amazing that they haven't charged you as yet....i have always found that they are, for the most time, very efficient at doing so!

Example: Booked in July 2007 2 x return business class Q award flights for me and Mrs Josko to Rome for June 2008 .....total fees $1,480 which were charged to my CC exactly.......wait for it.......THE NEXT DAY!

I have found there doesnt seem to be any hard and fast rules about this as I have had occasions were it has taken Q a couple of months to process the charges

But one thing is for sure.....THEY WONT FORGET.....They never forget when it comes to money owed:mrgreen:
 

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v8Statesman said:
And the +++ I assume was charged?
Yes, I couldn't have been that lucky. ;) Charges are dated as Sunday which was before I even received the tickets. :?: USD$65.44 converted to $75.62. Interestingly, there is no separate FC commission fee like on my CBA Mastercard- Is this normal for AMEX cards and the fees to bundled into one fee as follows?

QANTAS DPS ONLINE FF BOOKINGS QANTAS D 65.44 US DOLLAR CONVERTED TO
65.44 US DOLLAR CONVERTED TO
$75.62

Does this sound right, or do you think it might be because work have some agreement with AMEX to waiver the fees on Corporate Amex Cards?
 

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littl_flier said:
Does this sound right, or do you think it might be because work have some agreement with AMEX to waiver the fees on Corporate Amex Cards?

Possibly the case. I know when I did a US->UK FF Redemption in July, Qantas USA charged my Qantas Amex, and the foreign conversion fee definately occured.

Then again, it could just be an issue with Amex's IT systems and it's not showing you the amount correctly.
 

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Mal said:
Then again, it could just be an issue with Amex's IT systems and it's not showing you the amount correctly.
Thanks Mal, I guess it's even a general question. When people spend overseas on an AMEX, are the FCC fees lumped into the transaction or appear separately?

(none of my travels overseas have had a separate charge in the last 18 months)
 

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littl_flier said:
do you think it might be because work have some agreement with AMEX to waiver the fees on Corporate Amex Cards?

That'd be nice, but unfortunately not. We get slugged the standard Amex FX fees AFAIK.

All my US charges through my corporate card show as 2 identical lines:
XX.00 US DOLLAR CONVERTED TO
XX.00 US DOLLAR CONVERTED TO

No mention of fees/conversion percentages, but the rates are always around 2-2.5% less than the generally accepted rate of the day (same with all my other CC's, except the Wizard Clear Advantage MC which is always bang-on the rate of the day :)).

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littl_flier said:
Does this sound right, or do you think it might be because work have some agreement with AMEX to waiver the fees on Corporate Amex Cards?
littl_flier,

I need to look up my corporate card statement (at work), however I believe they are listed separately.
 

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Febs said:
No mention of fees/conversion percentages, but the rates are always around 2-2.5% less than the generally accepted rate of the day (same with all my other CC's, except the Wizard Clear Advantage MC which is always bang-on the rate of the day :)).
I get really confused when people mention that they are able to reconcile foreign exchange charges to 'bang-on the rate of the day'. Are you referring to a rate that Wizard publishes for any given day?

As far as I know there is no such thing as a 'bang-on rate of the day'. The exchange rate changes real time and the exchange rate normally used would be the mid market rate when the transaction hits the credit card.
 
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