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Autoroutes will no longer accept US credit cards?

Autoroutes will no longer accept US credit cards?

Jul 7th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Wikepedia to the rescue again. Highways/ Autoroutes defined in American terms.



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Jul 8th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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I find this information interesting; I was unable to use my credit card in either the automated lane on the autoroute or at the gasoline pumps a few years back , so consequently I have always used the lanes with an attendant and purchased fuel when an attendant is on duty. Fortunately I was spared the embarrassment of holding up traffic at either location as we were traveling with Parisian friends who volunteered the use of their card.
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May 29th, 2011, 03:27 AM
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In September 2011 my VISA credit card did not work on the A8 La Provencale (Aix to Menton), operated by ESCOTA. I emailed ESCOTA after returning to the US and they told me that they had had problems with fraudulent use of US cards and had disallowed their use.

In May 2011 I used an AMEX card on the A8 (I didn't have it last year) without problem. I remember using an old AMEX charge card some years ago from the Spanish frontier up to Frejus, also without problem. I believe I also used that same card on sections between Poitiers and Paris without issue.

On my AMEX current activity I see individual charges of varying amounts for each toll passage. Not sure why the amounts vary -- will get to the bottom of that after the jet-lag subsides.
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May 29th, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Ah, that jetlag! -- my previous post should have started "In September 2010".
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