Everything you need to know about booking references (PNR)
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What is a booking reference?
A booking reference is a six-letter code that identifies your reservation. You’ll find it on your confirmation email or e-ticket. It’s sometimes called a Record locator, Confirmation Code, or simply a Code.
What is a PNR?
A PNR is a Passenger Name Record – it’s the booking reference number that’s assigned to a passenger when they make a reservation. This number is used to keep track of all the information related to the passenger’s booking, and it can be used to look up all the details of the booking, including itinerary, ticket information, contact details, and so on.
What is the difference between a booking reference and a PNR?
A booking reference, or Locator Code, is a six-letter code that can be used to identify your booking on an airline’s system. A PNR, or Passenger Name Record, is a record in the airline’s system that contains all of your flight booking details, including your name, contact information, flight itinerary, and any special requests or notes.
Why do I need a booking reference?
A booking reference, also called a PNR or passenger name record, is a 12 digit number used to identify your travel itinerary with an airline or travel agency. Your PNR contains all the details of your flight reservation and is required to check in for your flight and retrieve your boarding pass. If you booked your flight through a travel agency, you will need to provide them with your PNR so they can make any changes to your reservation.
How do I find my booking reference?
There are two ways to find your booking reference or PNR. The first way is to look for it in the confirmation email you received when you booked your flight. It will be in the subject line of the email and will usually start with a 6-letter code. The second way is to go to the airline’s website and look for your booking under “Manage my booking” or a similar heading.
What if I don’t have a booking reference?
At some point you will likely be asked for your booking reference, or PNR. This is a six-character code that uniquely identifies your booking. You can find your PNR on your tickets, confirmation email or itinerary. If you’re having trouble finding your PNR, contact your airline or travel agent.
Can I use my PNR instead of a booking reference?
No, you cannot use your PNR ( Passenger Name Record) instead of a booking reference. Your PNR is a unique code assigned to your reservation by your travel agent or airline. It is used to access your reservation and does not contain any booking details. A booking reference, on the other hand, is a unique code assigned to your booking by the airline or travel agency. It can be used to access your booking details and make changes to your reservation.
What else do I need to know about booking references?
Booking references, or PNRs, are unique codes that identify your booking with a particular airline. They can be used to check in online, retrieve your boarding pass, or make changes to your booking.
PNRs are usually six digits long, but may be up to eight digits for some airlines. You can find your PNR on your confirmation email or booking confirmation from the airline.
If you’re traveling with others on the same booking, they will also have the same PNR. If you need to make changes to your booking, such as adding an infant or changing your seat, you will need to quote the PNR so the airline knows which booking to make the changes to.
How can I make sure I have a valid booking reference?
Booking references, or Confirmation numbers, can be found in the email or SMS confirmation you received when you first made your booking. If you book directly with an airline, your booking reference will usually be found on your e-ticket.
If you book through a travel agent, they will give you a PNR (Passenger Name Record) which is different from a booking reference. Make sure to check with your travel agent to see if your PNR is the same as your booking reference.
What if I still have questions about booking references?
Booking references, also called PNRs (Passenger Name Record), are codes used to store passenger information in a database. The booking reference is the code you use to access your reservation and includes your name, contact information, itinerary, and flight details.