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Old Aug 25, 19, 2:04 am
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ernestnywang
 
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Originally Posted by QF Lad View Post
I am seeking to generate an itinerary for a DONE so that I can starting applying for visas for the trip.

I don't want to pay for the DONE at this stage in case the trip doesn't go ahead for some reason.

What is the best way to generate an itinerary without paying? I know I can book through a travel agent, but will an airline let me book and itinerary, but not ticket that this stage?
Technically, if you book 29+ days before departure of the first flight, you should be able to hold the reservation until 25 days before departure of the first flight without payment if the message "OSI YY OW RTW" is correctly inserted in the PNR. Unfortunately, this is theoretical only, and some airlines are not able to read this message correctly. Nevertheless, if you book far ahead, you should be able to at least hold it for a while.
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