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Tip: When Flying Delta to Africa, Don’t Forget Your Original Booking Credit Card

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If you’re lucky enough to travel to or from the exotic continent of Africa and you’re flying with Delta Air Lines, checking in for your flight has one odd requirement — you must have the credit card you booked with in order to check in. This requirement’s enforced by Delta to protect the cardholder from fraud. TPG himself traveled to Accra, Ghana, over the summer for an event with PeaceJam and luckily, he had his credit card that he booked with. Similarly, you’d also need your credit card even if you booked an award ticket and just paid for the taxes and fees with the card.

TPG recently flew Delta One on its 767 from New York to Accra, Ghana.
TPG recently flew Delta One on the 767 from New York to Accra, Ghana.

If you’ve saved up your Delta SkyMiles and are treating someone else to an award ticket — or even if you’re buying a revenue ticket for them — make sure to use their credit card since they’ll need it in their name in order to fly. Check out TPG’s full experience to see what it’s like to fly this route.

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