This is a solution that works for purchasing online, and also purchasing over the counter at the travel agency.

At Future.Travel we manage many different airlines in many different countries. Ultimately it comes time to pay for those tickets. We like airlines and OTA’s hedge against other currencies in order to pay the airline in their specific currency. I think your find that if you pay in the local currency of the country in which you were shopping, for instance we are in Vietnam, you will have paid less for a ticket than in your favourite currency if it is different than the currency of the merchant. You’ve taken the hedge out of the equation and have a lower price. You and your bank then are in Control of the exchange rate to save you the ‘hedge’ value on the transaction.