The fun thing about traveling and being 8 hours removed from Singapore is that waking up and checking your phone is kind of like opening your Christmas presents. You either get coal in your stocking (e.g 100 messages telling you that the site is down) or a somewhat pleasant surprise, like this:
Thankfully, common sense has prevailed at SQ and the airline will no longer be imposing the proposed 1.3% credit card surcharge on economy lite fares. Here’s a circular that was sent to SIA’s business partners:
No explanation for the change of heart was given, but it’s safe to say they probably got some rather pointed comments from their customers in the wake of the announcement. I’m surprised by the U-turn but happy nonetheless. As I mentioned in my earlier post, adding a credit card surcharge was the wrong thing to do, and I’m glad that SQ has seen the light (albeit belatedly) on this.
The question for me now is whether the idea has been tossed or merely shelved. Only one way to find out I guess. And perhaps now I can finally start writing my trip report…