Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

Ed Jankiewicz <> Tue, 05 August 2008 19:10 UTC

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Only George Soros can beat the system.  The rest of us have to pay the 

I find the worst deals usually to be changing currency at airport kiosks 
and hotel desk, and the best being cash withdrawal from ATM but check 
that your brand name (Visa or whatever) is in the network to minimize 
fees.  Paying with a credit card in local currency is on the good side.  
Most important:  never trade both ways, i.e. don't end up with excess 
local currency that you then exchange back to home currency, because you 
pay those points twice.  Advice I got was to pay off a portion of the 
hotel bill with your leftover local cash, retaining what you need for 
the taxi, and settle the rest of the bill on the credit card.

Finally, any remaining local cash should be spent at the airport bar. 

Ed Jankiewicz - SRI International
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