Ryanair and BMI Baby to auto-charge cards for Spanish tax

Hundreds of thousands of passengers flying from Spain with Ryanair and BMI Baby who've already booked their flight will have more cash automatically debited from their card to pay for a rise in Spanish airport tax.

Algarve Car Hire Spain RyanairWe revealed last week the pair are the only two of the major airlines to pass on this increase to those who have already paid, which could add up to £30 to the cost for a family of four.

Those who booked before 2 July with Ryanair or before 4 July with BMI Baby for flights departing from a Spanish airport from this month will be billed (full charges info in the Ryanair/BMI Baby Spanish tax news story).

All subsequent flights booked will have the new charges incorporated into the price.

Affected passengers will be informed by email but they need to check the account they used to pay for their flight to ensure there is sufficient cash, or risk being hit by bank charges.

British Airways, Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe, Monarch and Thomson Airways will not charge passengers extra who've already booked, as they've chosen to absorb the cost, which airlines ultimately have to pay.


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