Hello guys!I finally got my CFO sticker today but our issue now is the one way plane ticket to LA/PHX.First,I just want to be clear that there is no money trust issue between me and hubby haha.If you could see our timeline,everything happened so fast thus a LOT of money was spent in the span of 2 months so we want to use his CC to purchase a ticket for me.Travel agencies are quite expensive.If we only have the cash I'll just go to a travel agency here.What's frustrating is the airlines that have cheaper prices seem to be stricter when it comes to the "tickets issued outside the phils regulation".All we want is to have a hassle free booking and peace of mind :(
1.Checked EVA and they offered an $800 flight to L.A but when hubby called the LA office she said outright that it's not possible to book online (EVA's site) because of the PHIL regulation.His only option is to go to a travel agency and have a PTA or third party site (like expedia,etc).I forgot if I called them today.
2.After the issue with EVA hubby checked Asiana and was thrilled they got a cheap price too and partnered with Alaska.I called the Makati office while hubby called the L.A office (at the same time) and I was told to just go to travel agency here in Manila because accdg to her we won't know how long it will take or if third party sites can issue a PTA (prepaid ticket advise) my husband can sign so the makati office can issue the ticket to me.The L.A agent on the other hand said that my husband may book it online but ask the Manila office if they can accept an email of the PTA and said this can be downloaded on the website.I called the makati office again but she said my hubby should go to a travel agency so they can issue a pta and once it's on the system,they can issue a ticket to me.I also contacted the asiana office at naia and was told that they really need that signature(pta)even if i use my hubby's cc to book(which should be considered issued in the phils,i guess lol) and dont allow just a photocopy coz it's mandated.I told them Delta exempts electronic tickets and of course she doesnt know.
3.Our only options now are Delta (no bullshit and they just accept photocopy of cc IF they ask for it) or PAL which can allow me to purchase it on their website as long as I have my hubby's ID and photocopy of CC.Problem is,both are waaay too expensive.Pal is okay plus its a direct flight.
Ive read the threads about this http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/503224-buying-airline-ticket-for-spouse-through-delta-airlines/ and all we want to really have is an assurance that once we book the ticket,I wont have any issues boarding etc.Can you give us some advice please?