flight itinerary for visa

Flight itinerary for visa


A flight itinerary provides following information

  • Proposed route of an airline with flight name.
  • Date and time of departure/arrival.
  • Flight code, departure/arrival airport IATA codes(Ex: FRA, BLR, SFC) and Flight reservation/booking numbers.

A flight itinerary is different from a flight ticket in that you have not payed for your journey in full. A flight ticket is just a meta-description of your flight.

A flight itinerary:Is just a schedule of a flight that describes their plans for that day such as departure/arrival timings and information about the airport along with aircraft number. This is not that different from a flyer that you get in the movie theaters which explains movie timings.
A flight reservation: is where you make a reservation for that flight which would be valid for a week. You will NOT be buying the actual flight ticket but just make a reservation as in restaurants. If you don’t buy the actual ticket within a week, then your reservation would be canceled. This can be easily done by the travel agents who would typically charge you 10% of the actual ticket cost.
A flight booking: is an actual ticket .You would pay the full price for the ticket and if you want to cancel the ticket in case your visa application is rejected, you would lose the entire price that you paid for the ticket. Here is what the Dutch embassy says about the reservation.

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