I've booked a flight via Air France NUE <-> JFK. I distantly remember reading somewhere that I will be required to show the credit/debit card I've booked the ticket with at boarding, however I wasn't able to find it again. I'm traveling as a tourist under VWP with ESTA. The ticket and card are in my name. I've booked online through a 3rd party travel agent.
- Is there such a requirement?
- Does the card need to be active? (It's been deactivated since the purchase)
- Would another card in the same name suffice?
[After I flew, for those asking themselves the same question]
The airline only checked my passport and didn't ask for the card (I guess fraud from Germany is minimal). The hotel in the US however wanted to see the card at check in, but seemed to only make a photocopy of it (no additional transactions).