Airline ticket jitters?
December 5, 2011 5:52 PM Subscribe
Should my friend be worried about buying an airline ticket online?
posted by bookwibble to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
I'm posting this for a friend. Her mom wants to go to Romania sometime next month, and so has found cheap airline tickets on places like Orbitz. The problem is, she does not have a credit/debit card with which to purchase them, whereas my friend does (specifically, a debit card).
She would be more than happy to help out her mom and buy the ticket for her (her mom would supply the funds, of course), but she's never bought an airline ticket online on one of those sites before, and so is concerned that she may not be allowed to buy a ticket for another person, or may be hit with hidden charges, or may even be charges twice, like some online merchants have done. She doesn't know if any of that will happen, and I'm not in a position where I can be of much help.
So, does my friend have anything to be worried about? Thanks in advance!