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So this is the first time any of us have ever been through a travel scenario such as this.

Right now, I'm in Egypt with my mother. We found a trip we agreed on (Lufthansa throughout), but we don't have the money to purchase the tickets, so we reached out to a friend who has agreed to pay for our tickets. He has to do this online because the local agency at home is more expensive than finding something online.

He should be booking it through Lufthansa.

I need to know what my mother and I need to do on our end when we get to the airport (it's CAI). Do we just show them the purchase information along with any ticket IDs or whatever?

And as a side question, our departure flight (from CAI) is scheduled for 4AM, meaning this is UTC+2/Egyptian time, correct?

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    The time quoted will be local time. – mdewey Mar 27 at 18:04
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    Times on airline itineraries are always quoted as local time for the location the time applies to, including daylight saving if that is in operation at the time of the flight. – David Richerby Mar 27 at 21:03
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    Must Read: facebook.com/lufthansa/posts/… – Hanky Panky Mar 28 at 6:57
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Minimally, you will only need your passports, but ideally bring a printed copy of your itinerary that includes the PNR reference.

You can go directly to a check in desk with your passport; there is no need to go to a ticket desk first. As long as your names were correctly entered in the booking the airline can find your eticket from only your name.

Some airports require paper proof of travel at the main entrance, but as far as I remember Cairo is not one of them. Showing a printed copy of your itinerary will suffice if it is.

Departure information is stated at the local time of departure.

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    Ok, cool. Thanks! – user94178 Mar 27 at 18:44
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    @user: Beware that airlines sometimes demand to have the card that paid for the tickets presented at check-in. I've never had this happen to myself, but there are persistent reports that it happens, perhaps only if the booking trips up some anti-fraud heuristics. You should call Lufthansa and check well in advance whether they will require this. – Henning Makholm Mar 27 at 20:29
  • @HenningMakholm correct , I know that sri lankan airlines asks for credit card , but they only ask for the number , not proof of the card – Nigel Fds Mar 28 at 0:47
  • @NigelFds: Hmm, I have difficulty seeing the point of that. If a fraudster books a ticket using a stolen credit card number, he will still know that number when he checks in ... – Henning Makholm Mar 28 at 10:10
  • @HenningMakholm I expect they make some token charge/hold on the card that proves the holder is able to use it. If the card were stolen when the booking were made, odds are it would have been cancelled by the time the thief went to fly. That being said, if all they have is the long number, that would seem to be difficult. – Lightness Races with Monica Mar 28 at 10:23

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