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seaplane payment

Dear all.

I actually like to enquiry how you made payment of seaplane.

Are going to this muhufushi resort and is by seaplane.

Arrangement is done by resort liaise via through email.

The resort actually require my credit card front and back photocopy which mades me feel rather uncomfortable.

Hope people here can share with me is this type of arrangement safe and secure?

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Dublin, Ireland
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1. Re: seaplane payment

The resort book and pay for it then you pay the resort

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2. Re: seaplane payment

Which resort? I thought resorts usually added the transfer cost to your room bill.

We always pay for the accommodation and transfer as a package via an agent - usually cheaper than hotel rack rates.

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3. Re: seaplane payment

Is medhufushi resort..

seaplane cost us410 each person.

I book through agoda . com for the resort.

The resort actually contact me via email to arrange my seaplane transfer, asking for details like time of flight and also credit card details. I felt rather insecure .

Please advise whether anyone faced the same issue like us.


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4. Re: seaplane payment

Everyone who books through agoda. They will bill you on departure ie check out, but the card images are for security purposes to make sure you can pay and no fraudulent activity.

Dublin, Ireland
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5. Re: seaplane payment

It's no different to any hotel taking a swipe of your card on check in

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6. Re: seaplane payment

We have already made payment of the hotel via agoda.

We are just curious is that the standard practice to collect payment first for seaplane.?

As we heard quite a lot of others mentioning the hotel will billed us upon arrival.

If that's the standard practice then we just have to follow.

Is different from hotel staff getting your cards to swipe on the machine. The charge slip that we always obtain Don show 16 digit of card numbers and the security code.

For my understaning by giving details like 16 digit card numbers including your name on card /last 3 digit of security code you are as good as opening your safe and waiting to be robbed. The liability falls onto you if any accident of card fraud happens as you are the one revealing your details.

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