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  • mkdoc 21 posts

    Is it ok to use my parents Amex to pay for my flight (with their consent obviously!) this is with an OTA

    Aston100 1,449 posts

    I’d be more concerned about which OTA you’ve chosen.

    mkdoc 21 posts

    It’s Expedia

    zapato1060 720 posts

    Yes it’s not a problem but if price differential is not much then definitely buy direct with airline. You’ll thank us when ish goes south.

    Super Secret Stuff 363 posts

    Yes should be fine, done it before. However OTAs aren’t a great idea unless the price difference is massive…

    ChrisBCN 293 posts

    Please have a REALLY good reason for using an OTA!

    JDB 4,643 posts

    It’s technically OK but you are setting yourself up for double trouble if anything goes wrong with your trip and you are neither the payer nor the booker.

    memesweeper 1,296 posts

    Some airlines have in their T&Cs the requirement to show the payment card at check-in — eg Qatar. If your parents lent you their card for you to hold during the travel dates I assume this will be OK, similarly a photo copy front and back ought to be fine. I’m not sure how often these airlines actually ask for the card, but there’s stories online of people being unable to check-in, so the number isn’t zero.

    John 1,047 posts

    Some airlines have in their T&Cs the requirement to show the payment card at check-in — eg Qatar. If your parents lent you their card for you to hold during the travel dates I assume this will be OK, similarly a photo copy front and back ought to be fine. I’m not sure how often these airlines actually ask for the card, but there’s stories online of people being unable to check-in, so the number isn’t zero.

    This wouldn’t apply when booking with an ota because the ota pays the airline.

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