PI4EVR wrote:Record Locator has always referred to the PNR - Passenger Name Record - for a confirmed reservation, and is widely used in the airline and travel industry that resulted when automated reservation systems were created in the late 60's. I think the use of "confirmation number" came about when online bookings became common and passengers actually saw a confirmation code or number when the booking was completed.
As to non-rev I've not experienced a "recheck" when you're actually cleared and assigned a seat. It's then more like "See ya bye."
I've been told to "check back" to see if other seats open up or if they are waiting for a late connection passenger/s to show up, but not when a boarding pass is issued.
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