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Can I pay for an online booking with my credit card if I am not traveling myself?

This will depend on the ticket's country of departure.

On the Enter billing information page where the credit card details are entered, if the "Cardholder name" can be typed in, you can pay for the reservation even if you are not traveling. If the "Cardholder name" appears in a drop-down menu and cannot be changed, you will not be able to pay for the booking unless you are traveling.

In some countries, for security reasons, the holder of the credit card used to book a ticket or group of tickets must be one of the travelers on that itinerary, and will be required to show the actual credit card at the airport check-in counter prior to receiving boarding passes.

Skywards members may make a redemption booking for friends and family, and pay for the applicable taxes online with their own credit cards, if the country of departure offers credit card payment.

Business Rewards administrators may also pay for their organization's members bookings by credit card, if the country of departure offers credit card payment.