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Greatest number of legs in a single PNR?

Greatest number of legs in a single PNR?

Old Jul 20, 10, 3:58 pm
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Greatest number of legs in a single PNR?

Havent found a concrete answer, but what could be the greatest number of legs that you have done or have seen under 1 DL PNR?

I know there are 6 city pairs, and I have seen a max of 3 legs per city pair, so that would be 18 maximum legs, but is there an exception to the rule, say an IRROP, how would that be changed in the prn? a new tix ?

just wondering how the system works.
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Old Jul 20, 10, 4:06 pm
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I have seen 15-20 segments in a PNR but not all on one ticket. That wasn't DL though, but I am not sure it really matters. I think you can have an unlimited number of segments in any one PNR. The issue is pricing, etc.

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Old Jul 20, 10, 4:58 pm
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so you can have several ticket numbers in a single PNR ?
interesting
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:11 pm
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MSP-SFO-NRT/NRT-SIN/SIN-NRT/NRT-HNL/HNL-SEA-MSP

Several years ago, B-Fare with Miles UPG, booked online as a General Member. I think it was about $1950 a/i + Miles (I think 40-50K).
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:19 pm
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My two stop, six segment Hawaii trips had two ticket numbers on NW. i.e. 012-584 and 012-585. I assumed each ticket had a four segment limit.
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:35 pm
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In the beginning of the year, I had a ORY-CAY-FDF-PTP-PAP-MIA-ATL-DTW-PVD under one PNR, granted that it was on AF (057) and DL (006) stock respectively.
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Dash51 View Post
My two stop, six segment Hawaii trips had two ticket numbers on NW. i.e. 012-584 and 012-585. I assumed each ticket had a four segment limit.
Yes and no. You had "conjunctive" tickets so they were really viewed as one ticket by the airline, just two ticket numbers since you are correct that each "ticket" really has a four segment limit (a holdover from the paper ticket days).
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:48 pm
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Best I've ever done was a DL award ticket with:

BOS-SLC-LAX-TPE-SGN-REP-ICN-NRT-NGO-DTW-BOS
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Old Jul 20, 10, 5:58 pm
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The PNR for my last trip ended up having (not sure they were all ever in there at once, but at one point they all shared the same one!):
SFO-DTW-DCA//IAD-ATL-SFO//IAD-MSP-SFO//IAD-SLC-SFO//IAD-JFK-SLC x2 passengers
due to IROPS/VDBs.

A couple of trips that have fit into one PNR (both with NWA):
MSN-MSP-LAX-MSP-DTW-BUF-DTW-MSP-LAX-MSP-MSN
MSN-MSP-DTW-PDX-AMS-TLS-AMS-PDX-DTW-MSP-MSN
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Old Jul 20, 10, 6:12 pm
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My best is SLC-CDG-CPH/CPH-AMS/AMS-PRG/PRG-EVN/EVN-CDG-LAX-SLC.
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Old Jul 20, 10, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by motytrah View Post
MSP-SFO-NRT/NRT-SIN/SIN-NRT/NRT-HNL/HNL-SEA-MSP

Several years ago, B-Fare with Miles UPG, booked online as a General Member. I think it was about $1950 a/i + Miles (I think 40-50K).
The hell you say! PMNW, it was only $800 B fares and comp upgrades for everyone, right?
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Old Jul 20, 10, 7:43 pm
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BTR-MEM-DEN-MSP-PDX-ANC-SEA-MSP-DEN-MCI-MEM-BTR on NW
ANC-FAI-SCC-BRW-ANC sandwiched in the middle on AS
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Old Jul 21, 10, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by Smailtronic View Post
BTR-MEM-DEN-MSP-PDX-ANC-SEA-MSP-DEN-MCI-MEM-BTR on NW
ANC-FAI-SCC-BRW-ANC sandwiched in the middle on AS
Recall also, that in a PNR there can be many segments in addition to actual flying segments. So the total can be more than the 16 or so in this example.

For example, there are segments for waitlisted flights, hotel and car bookings, null segments to account for ground/other transport (aka open jaw or ARNK), and others.

Wish I could find my IATA manual to get a definitive max number.
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Old Jul 21, 10, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Pharaoh View Post
Recall also, that in a PNR there can be many segments in addition to actual flying segments. So the total can be more than the 16 or so in this example.

For example, there are segments for waitlisted flights, hotel and car bookings, null segments to account for ground/other transport (aka open jaw or ARNK), and others.

Wish I could find my IATA manual to get a definitive max number.
Tickets are limited to 16 flight legs. That is why all the airline RWT products are now limited to 16 legs. RTWs used to be limited to 20 legs, but only 16 could be processed at ticketing, then the RTW ticket needed to be reissued mid-trip after at least 4 of the jegs were travelled. I had to do such a reissue several times mid-trip.
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Old Jul 21, 10, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
The hell you say! PMNW, it was only $800 B fares and comp upgrades for everyone, right?
Comp upgrades?!?! HAHAHA. No. NW was a business not a charity. I was a base member at the time and this was years before Phantom J UPG.

Technically the fare was MSP-SIN r/t with some stop overs. I don't think I could book that trip today for anywhere near that cost. Not even if I was doing discount Y.
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