Railways booking: Need to have same credit card on you?

#1 Dec 9th, 2007, 19:45
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Booking a train ticket online, do I need to have the same credit card I booked my e-ticket with on me when I check in? I got started doing this using a family members AE card since I don't have one and this just occurred to me that it might be a problem...

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#2 Dec 9th, 2007, 20:59
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No, you need not worry about that. the only thing you need is the printout of the e-ticket and a photo ID, the details of which you would have already entered while booking.
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The only time you might need to show the original credit card is at check-in with flight bookings.


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yeah, I had big problems trying to check in to a Delhi-Goa flight with IndiGo - I got my bag slashed on a local bus in Kolkata, then trying to check in for my Goa flight, they wanted to see my Visa card at check in.

Even though the flight was confirmed, the money had left my account, and I had my cheque book and passport with me, the sods at IndiGo wouldn't let me board.

I was forced to beg a friends mum for the money for another flight the next day for an additional INR 8000, and didnt get a refund on the first booking...

i've now started carrying photocopies of my cards...
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Well that's kind of a scary situation... I'm sorry. So far the only ones I've booked with a card I am not personally in possession of are the train tickets though. But we do have some domestic flights planned as well. I'll make sure to keep that card handy.

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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LFR3 - Make sure the card is in your name ... otherwise they might start asking other questions!

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Hmmm... What if we have the same last name? Damn they make this stuff hard.
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Dunno about that ... I would not risk it !!!! They might check the initials ... and if they are being really nasty the signature as well!

It just might be easier to get a credit/debit card.
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don't worry about the railways...Airlines specify that the card from which the tickets are booked should be carried OR a authorization letter should be there from the original card holder...

However there is no such problem with railways, they have specified nothing on this and I book tickets for a lot of people who do not have a card, no problems ever !!
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Is this peculiar to India, or...? I've had people use their credit cards to buy my air tickets, never a problem so far.
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No it is not only India, I travel a lot around Europe and the Middle East. I usually book my air tickets via the internet using a credit card (no problem there), when ever I check in (on the outbound leg) I nearly always have to show the credit card I booked the tickets with. (I have even been asked on the return leg)
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i've travelled all around the world, and i'd never been asked for my visa card when flying.

this time however, when i booked my flight to india with jet airways, my brother put the flight on his card - the travel agent said that I could book with another card, as long as we had the same surname...
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I was just checking this. As far as I know, those tickets just get put in my name, specifying the name of the credit card holder who paid for them.

Again, never been a problem. Never been asked about it either. Had never even thought of it for that matter, until I started reading about it here. Odd. Maybe I got lucky.

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