I have booked a flight from Moscow to Beijing with Air China.
It became apparent after booking that i have to present the card used to pay for the reservation upon check in.
The problem is the flight was booked by my mother in law who will not be traveling with me and will be in the UK.
I called Air China customer service who says that it is a requirement of Russia and that there is no way round it. But to be honest i got the impression she didn't have a clue what she was talking about since she kept contradicting herself.
My questions are:
1) Is it a requirement of Russia or indeed Air China that the card used for the booking is presented at check in.
2) Can/Will Air China stop me from traveling if i do not have the card, even though i will have Passports and Visa?
3) Does anyone have any experience which me be helpful?
Thank you in advance.