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Sample PNR (Passenger Name Record)

1.1HASBROUCK/EDWARD MR  2.1FOO/BAR MR
 1 CO1234Q 12APR 6 SFOLHR HK2  1630  1030   1350
            /ABCO*123ABC /E
OPERATED BY VIRGIN ATLANTIC
 2 CO4321Q 21APR 1 LHRSFO HK2  1100  1350
/ABCO*123ABC /E
OPERATED BY VIRGIN ATLANTIC
TKT/TIME LIMIT
  1.T-13FEB-1B2D*A69
PHONES
  1.SFO415-365-1698-A AIRTREKS
  2.SFO415-365-1645-A FAX
INVOICED
ADDRESS
    AIRTREKS.COM
    442 POST STREET 4TH FLOOR
    SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102 USA
FARE - PRICE RETAINED/HISTORY
GENERAL FACTS
  1.SSR TKNA CO HK1 SFOLHR1234Q12APR/00512345678901
  2.SSR TKNA CO HK1 LHRSFO4321Q21APR/00512345678901
  3.SSR TKNA CO HK1 SFOLHR1234Q12APR/00512345678914
  4.SSR TKNA CO HK1 LHRSFO4321Q21APR/00512345678914
REMARKS
  1./AIRTREKS.COM
  2./442 POST STREET 4TH FLOOR
  3./SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102 USA
  4.-*CC1234567890123456+12/06
  5.H-XXAUTH/012345/CC1234567890123456/CO/
    USD902.40/13FEB/M
ACCOUNTING DATA
  1.  CO+1234567890/    .00/     356.00/      95.20/
      ONE/CCVI1234567890123456
      1.1HASBROUCK EDWARD MR/1/F
  2.  CO+1234567891/    .00/     356.00/      95.20/
      ONE/CCVI1234567890123456
      2.1FOO BAR MR/1/F
RECEIVED FROM - EH
1B2D.1B2D*A69 1824/29JAN03 ZXYVUT H

This is a very simple, but typical, PNR created by a travel agency. The only contact information is the address, phone number, and fax number (optional) of the travel agency. There is no requirement for any personal information about either passenger: the travel agency can function as a highly effective "anonymizing proxy" for the traveller. There is only one set of contact information in the PNR, even though there is more than one person (in this case, 2 people) in the PNR.

On the other hand, a real PNR (especially if it also included hotel, car rental, tour, etc. reservations and special service requests) could contain a great deal of additional personal information about the traveller(s). And a travel agency PNR often includes the entire "customer profile" of the traveller with that agency.

Additional information about the traveller and the travel agent making the reservations is contained in the audit trail or PNR "history" (not shown).

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