Just a while ago, I received an email from Jetstar regarding credit card verification which requires the card owner to be physically present at the check in counter in order for the flight to be confirmed MNL-SNG-MNL. So I called their customer service hotline to verify this. All she said was it's their policy and it only applies to Singapore flights ONLY. And if the owner can't physically present the card at the counter, I should pay cash for the ticket price and they will refund the payment made from by the card holder after 15 days. So I asked the agent why it won't suffice if I have presented an authorisation letter and copy of valid ID signed by the card holder (which were the case for other airlines)... Also, the bank sends a confirmation message to the card holder upon purchase of any goods with a significant amount or such. Therefore, if the bank doesn't get any complaints from the card holder, it shouldn't be considered "fraudulent" since the card owner has been made aware of it. And the agent's response was just "I know sir it's a hassle for you, but it's company policy".
How can you argue with such reasoning? No LOGIC at all! Thank you for the inconvenience and crappy service Jetstar!