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Buying a ticket for son who lives out west but I'm out east?

Never had to do this before. We are bringing our son home for a week from Calgary and I'm buying the ticket as a gift etc. Its going to be with Westjet as they have some good rates on right now but my question is:

All he will have to do at Calgary airport is show his Drivers License or other picture ID to check in and get his ticket?, is that correct? He is not going to have to show a credit card etc. is he, as obviously Im the one that is buying it.

I purchase our own flight tickets all the time but buying one for someone in another part of the country has baffled me for some inexplicable reason.

Pete

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1. Re: Buying a ticket for son who lives out west but I'm out east?

Yes, WestJet say all he needs is his reservation code and his ID.

Do remember to put his name and not yours!

jack.
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2. Re: Buying a ticket for son who lives out west but I'm out east?

You can email him the eticket. He can check in online and print out his boarding pass.

So he would only need his ID for the security checkpoint.

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4. Re: Buying a ticket for son who lives out west but I'm out east?

read the instructions carefully. some airline websites have a box to check if the credit-card holder is not travelling. make sure to do this if the site has it - this avoids problems later.

pam

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