I am a reporter working on a story about an elected official. A source has passed me this official's credit card statements. The credit card is a AmEx Business Gold Card.
My question is about the details on the statements about plane tickets purchased by the official.
The statements list purchase date, airline, ticket number, passenger name, date of departure, carrier and class.
My question is: how does AmEx get this information? Does it come straight from the airline? For the story I am working on it is important to verify this information is reliable. The passenger name information is particularly important.
I have put in some phone calls to American Express public relations, but so far no response. Can anyone provide any assistance? Thanks!