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I've never heard of having to show a credit card at check-in, and it makes no sense at all for an airline to require that. OK, after some research it looks like my experience is not representative and some airlines routinely require the credit card, mainly in Asia. Presumably to guard against credit card fraud. But this depends on the airline, not the ...


The most obvious answer is that not everyone checks luggage. I go to the counter maybe 10% of the time that I fly, as I very rarely have bags to check. Even if you are checking bags, the online check-in system allows much of the process to be completed before you arrive to drop off your bags. Depending on the airline and the flight, that could include ...

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