|Quoting reifel (Reply 4):|
However most trravel agencies would place a MIS element in the PNR, which is basically a retenrion element. It will be placed i.e. 6 months after the last segment. This will then hold the PNR valid way longer until that date. THis is useful in case guests are noshow, do complain, need to rebook etc, since once a PNR is not available in Amadeus anymore it is difficult to retrieve it (there are options, but it's quite a pain).
The "retention element" that most airlines and agency uses is a segment with a fake flight number, usually with the code "ZZ"(which doesn't exist) for the carrier, and an easy to remember number......the segment is booked a few months out......and often uses a really absurd flight routing, which the agency/airline takes creative liberties in booking.
Typical flight numbers could be ZZ1000, ZZ1234, ZZ9999, etc.........and routings could be something like BTV
, or even airport codes with no commercial service(i.e. HHR
). Plus the times almost always show midnight.
ZZ1234 25JUN HHRHWD 1200m 1200m is an example of this kind of segment, in the PNR.
(1) Fake carrier & flight #; (2) date a few months out; (3)City pair---could be legitimate or non-existing route; (4) Times showing departure and arrival both at midnight.