Member since 08 Sep 2019
Total posts 1
Hi, I am a new comer to ET. Would like to know if any member had to pay ITFs by using the CBA Platinum Mastercard credit card to pay for airfares on United. This is worked out at 3% on the Australian value of fares paid in Australian dollars. I will be paying AUDs on the UA website after changing the country to Australia.
Your assistance will be appreciated.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 19 Jun 2019
Total posts 2
Whilst I've not used it on United, you probably will get charged the ITF as they are an overseas merchant. I've experienced it a few times with online shopping when paying in AUD.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Aug 2013
Total posts 119
No you shouldn't pay any intl transaction fees on flights originating in Australia and where it's quoted in Aud through the Australian website.
Member since 26 Sep 2018
Total posts 3
Originally Posted by mh0102
I'm not sure about other banks nowadays but CBA are probably the worst of the worst when it comes to ITF. read especially:Even though a merchant has a website address ending in â.com.au' and displays prices in Australian dollars, they may still be located overseas or otherwise choose to process their credit card payments outside of Australia. It's best to check with the merchant before you pay if you are unsure.
Add to this even if you do pay in AUD, and cop the DCC, it invoices and reads on bill in AUD with no conversion they still charge the 3% meaning you get stung twice.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
International Transaction fees/charges (ITFs)
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox