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    Default Air Canada not accepting Debit Card at POP

    My wife just called me. She is at POP trying to check in for her flight. She attempted to pay for her luggage with her debit card, and the gate agent refused saying that they only accept credit cards. My wife's debit card is Mastercard and even has the chip. 

    The gate agent wouldn't even try it, and of course in true Dominican fashion refuses to be helpful or even rebook her flight. 

    Anyone else had this issue? This seem legit, lazy, or scammy?

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    happens frequently. Call the 800 number first. Then you need a friendly cashier at the counter. For some reason in the DR my credit cards often do not work and are refused. I usually try other cards till one works. Often the declined card will work on second or third try. Person at the counter is well aware of frequent refusals of good cards. Be persistent.

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    Seasoned travelers always carry a quantity of emergency cash to avoid such situations and always a hard currency such as dollars or euros which are acceptable payment anywhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by drSix View Post
    My wife just called me. She is at POP trying to check in for her flight. She attempted to pay for her luggage with her debit card, and the gate agent refused saying that they only accept credit cards. My wife's debit card is Mastercard and even has the chip. 

    The gate agent wouldn't even try it, and of course in true Dominican fashion refuses to be helpful or even rebook her flight. 

    Anyone else had this issue? This seem legit, lazy, or scammy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drSix View Post
    My wife just called me. She is at POP trying to check in for her flight. She attempted to pay for her luggage with her debit card, and the gate agent refused saying that they only accept credit cards. My wife's debit card is Mastercard and even has the chip. 

    The gate agent wouldn't even try it, and of course in true Dominican fashion refuses to be helpful or even rebook her flight. 

    Anyone else had this issue? This seem legit, lazy, or scammy?
    If there is money in the account why can't she walk 40 steps, draw out the cash and pay it that way, then file a complaint with the airline later? There are 4 AMT's in that airport within a few steps.

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    This isn't a 'not working' card - as I read it.

    'NO DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED' appears to be the problem..... credit cards only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    If there is money in the account why can't she walk 40 steps, draw out the cash and pay it that way, then file a complaint with the airline later? There are 4 AMT's in that airport within a few steps.
    good thought........

    but then again they probably don't accept cash
    Last edited by bigbird; 02-28-2017 at 03:10 PM.

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    No cash on airlines anymore....

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    No cash on airlines anymore....
    Thats in the air not on the ground.

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    Haven't taken cash at the counter for a long time..... no till

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Haven't taken cash at the counter for a long time..... no till
    I paid with cash last week,JetBlue POP

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