Payment methods

Here you'll find an overview of the different payment methods supported on brusselsairlines.com.

If you pay by credit card or PayPal, an optional payment charge (OPC) may apply if the flight itinerary begins in one of the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • The Netherlands
  • Finland

The OPC corresponds to 1.65% (or 1.40% in Switzerland) of the total ticket price and is never more than 25 euros (CHF 30 / GBP 20 / DKK 190 / PLN 110 / HUF 7700 / CZK 680) per person. More info on OPC.

✔ free-fee payment       □ not supported
Country of departure Paypal

Credit Cards  
(Amex – Visa – Mastercard – Diners – Discover – TP)

Bancontact/ Mistercash

iDeal - ING homepay - KBC/CBC Online - Belfius Direct Net

PostFinance Sofort Maestro Debit Cards
(V-Pay and MasterCard Debit)
Local Indian payments method (Netbanking)
Austria  
 
Belgium
OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%  
 
Czech Republic OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%




 
Denmark ✔*
✔*
         
Finland OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%


 
France        
Germany OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%  ✔ ✔     ✔  
Hungary ✔*  ✔* 



 
Italy  
 
Netherlands
OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%  
 
Norway            
Poland OPC 1.65%
OPC 1.65%
         
Portugal
  ✔    
 
Spain  
 
Sweden            
Switzerland OPC 1.40% OPC 1.40%     ✔   
United Kingdom OPC 1.65% OPC 1.65%       ✔   
Other European countries        
India            
Rest of the world            

*No OPC will be applied temporary on payments with credit cards or PayPal.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

OPC stands for Optional Payment Charge. The charge is optional since there are always alternative forms of payment where this charge will not be applied (e.g. cash, invoice, debit cards).
In 2015 the EU adopted a new directive on payment services (PSD 2), including a regulation on multilateral interchange fees, among whose objectives are the limitation of the fees for transactions based on consumer debit and credit cards. The directive will become applicable in 2018. Consequently Brussels Airlines, together with the other airlines of the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss) is aligning the OPC according to this requirement.
From January 2018, Brussels Airlines and the Lufthansa Group Airlines will no longer charge an OPC for payments made with consumer credit cards issued within the European Economic Area (EEA). The new OPC logic will be first introduced in the countries that will implement the directive in their national laws by January 2018 (Denmark). In all other countries the current surcharge will remain unchanged for now.
Please note that corporate credit cards and consumer credit cards issued outside the EEA will continue to be surcharged as before.
The OPC corresponds to 1.65% (or 1.40% in Switzerland) of the ticket price and is never more than 25 euros (CHF 30 / GBP 20 / DKK 190 / PLN 110 / HUF 7700 / CZK 680). This means that, no matter the price of your ticket, you’ll never be charged more than 25 euros (CHF 30 / GBP 20 / DKK 190 / PLN 110 / HUF 7700 / CZK 680) per person.
The OPC is applied uniformly to routes and booking classes.
Please note that tickets for infants (under 2 years) are exempt from the OPC, as are Miles & More award tickets.
The OPC is only applied once and is not levied anew on bookings for insurance, seat reservations, extra bags, etc., or on later additional payments for rebookings.
No, the OPC is non-refundable.