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Have used an M Card from the Mall group which is "connected" through Siam Comercial Bank. 

It is VISA and has a 453X number which is VISA.

I always pay for extra baggage as one never knows what one will come back with!

Used with Air Asia and Philipines Air.

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34 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

I have bought many tickets with Qatar and also with Thai Airways and never been asked to show the card I used when I bought the ticket. I don't know where you're from but showing a copy of your passport or ID when flying Qatar is not accepted. There are two reasons the passport is needed when checking in, as an ID and to check if you have a visa where you're going. Qatar doesn't like if you book a 60 days return trip to Thailand with no visa even if you explain you're going to extend your stay in Thailand. 

My post was a direct cut and paste from the three carriers websites.

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On 1/18/2020 at 8:01 PM, ThaiBunny said:

In the good old days airlines would occasionally ask to see the credit card with which you paid for the ticket when first checking in. It hasn't happened to me for at least the past 5 years, and I travel often. I doubt many airlines still follow the practice

I got asked for the first time in my life going to Thailand in May. I asked her why she checked me and she said it was random.

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:24 AM, Max69xl said:

I have bought many tickets with Qatar and also with Thai Airways and never been asked to show the card I used when I bought the ticket. I don't know where you're from but showing a copy of your passport or ID when flying Qatar is not accepted. There are two reasons the passport is needed when checking in, as an ID and to check if you have a visa where you're going. Qatar doesn't like if you book a 60 days return trip to Thailand with no visa even if you explain you're going to extend your stay in Thailand. 

The requirement of many airlines to selectively request presentation of the credit card used to make a  booking at check in is a fraud prevention tool and has been around for years.  I suspect that you have not seen it because you come from a low risk country, purchase through a travel agent or have some other characteristics that makes the airline think their money is safe.

 

You have misunderstood the bit about "A copy of the cardholder’s passport or state-issued ID" in the post you quoted.

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I think you're more likely to be asked to show your card when you book shortly before travel. I've certainly been asked a few times.

 

Most important factor I've found using cards online is whether your bank sends an OTP for verification. If your bank doesn't support that additional step, some sites will automatically bounce you, since the transaction is riskier.

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On 1/18/2020 at 12:39 PM, abrahamzvi said:

But I assume that your name is on the card. Isn't it?

There are no names on a Bangkok Bank VISA Debit card,and that's also the case with other banks debit cards. When paying/purchasing something online using a thai debit card, it doesn't matter if there's a name on it or not. VISA and MasterCard does a quick check every time you pay or buy something online when you enter the CVV-code. Your CVV-code has to match the card number and your name is connected to to the card through your bank. 

 

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19 hours ago, treetops said:

The requirement of many airlines to selectively request presentation of the credit card used to make a  booking at check in is a fraud prevention tool and has been around for years.  I suspect that you have not seen it because you come from a low risk country, purchase through a travel agent or have some other characteristics that makes the airline think their money is safe.

 

You have misunderstood the bit about "A copy of the cardholder’s passport or state-issued ID" in the post you quoted.

Yes, I come from a low-risk country, and No, I haven't misunderstood anything in the post I quoted. I can't remember how many tickets I've bought online from different airlines,and that includes many many business trips. I booked maybe 90% of the tickets myself using debit or credit cards. I repeat, I've never been asked to show the card I used when I booked and paid my ticket. I always check in using my passport which is the easiest way and many times required. 

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Low risk country then usually OK as you've experienced.  My understanding is that debit cards are OK too.

 

The mention of a passport copy by theoldgit was from the airlines website (Qatar Airways) in a section about credit card verification, not identification required to fly with them as it appears you have interpreted it.  The full details, including the exact quote can be seen here.

 

https://qatarairways.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012319253-What-information-do-I-need-to-provide-for-credit-card-verification-?mobile_site=false

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