I'm booked on a flight departing from am airport where, IME, the relevant handling agent is incompetent with document control (I had to ask an airline's docs unit to send them advance notice of their error in order to secure boarding).
As I could use extra cash atm, I intend to line up among the last at the gate, and, should they not accept my documentation, only insist once that it's definitely sufficient, and then let them do what they like. If denied boarding, once the flight's left I'd search out the station manager, sit down with them and show using TIMATIC that they were wrong to deny me.
Once that is established, they'd have to re-book me on a later flight to a nearby destination (I have a specific one in mind - same airline), give me around 2 meal vouchers and €400 in denied boarding compensation.
My question is: can handling agents pay out EC261 compensation to a bank account on the spot (if the bank card is physically present), or does it invariably have to be done by e-mailing a claim to the airline?