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What is the Merchant Category Code when purchasing through Priceline?

What is the Merchant Category Code when purchasing through Priceline?

Old May 6, 18, 9:58 am
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What is the Merchant Category Code when purchasing through Priceline?

If I purchase airline tickets through priceline.com, what will be the MCC code on my credit card? It matters to me as the credit card I use gives 5x points for airfares, and 1x else. If you have made such purchases, could you shed some light? Thank you!
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Old May 7, 18, 8:55 am
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I'm pretty sure it depends on the specific transaction. OTAs such as Priceline sometimes process transactions themselves (in which case the MCC would likely be 4722 - Travel Agencies and Tour Operations) and sometimes pass your credit card on to the hotel or airline for them to charge directly, in which case the MCC of the hotel or airline would apply. It likely depends on their agreements with each hotel / airline and possibly the type of fare being purchased.
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