Mother/daughter trip to Spain - should we plan the trip ourselves?

  • Hi Guest, welcome to the help forum. You can get fast answers to your customer service questions here. We have a dedicated team of advocates who are ready to help. Just go to the section that matches your question and ask us!
  • If you've posted a question or issue for our advocates to assist with, please be sure to check back frequently for responses and requests for clarification.
  • Did you know you can get email notifications when something new posts to your favorite forum? It's easy. Just click the "watch" link right next to the "post new thread" button at the top of your favorite forum. The rest is easy. Now you'll never miss another conversation.
  • Want to become an expert user? Drop by the How to use this forum section and all will be revealed. We'll show you how to make the most of your experience.
Jan 23, 2015
Just popping in to say YES to the Capital One card without foreign transaction fees. I've used it for overseas travel for years as well as buying things online from other countries. They also have amazing customer service and fraud department. I've never had a problem with them. They caught someone who had run up over $1,200 charges on my card fraudulently and they took care of everything. Definitely go for one of their cards!

I have a Capital One card that has no foreign transaction fees.
Likes: Tanya
Sep 18, 2014
Hi jsn55, thanks for the input! I am looking into getting a new credit card with better travel perks with no Foreign Transaction Fees. Might go with the Chase Sapphire. I do have an Amex, but the Spanish Travel Agency I'm working with charges 2.5% if I use that one.
Just got an e-mail from Citi re: our Costco Visa card. They are no longer charging foreign transaction fees for purchases made with that card, whether in-person or on a foreign-based website. If you are a Costco member and have their Visa card, problem solved.
Jun 27, 2017
We also just received the notice from Citi/Costco Visa about "No Foreign Transaction Fees". However, some travel companies MAY charge a fee if you use a credit card. I remember Viking Cruises gave us a discount if we used an "e-check" instead of credit card. At Viking's prices, however, the credit card benefits (points or cash back) sometimes outweigh the fees.