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  1. record locator(Noun)

    6-digit alphanumeric identifier of a PNR. Also known as reservation number.


  1. Record locator

    A record locator is an alphanumeric code, typically 6 characters in length, used in airline reservation systems to access a specific record. When a passenger, travel agent or airline employee refers to a record locator they typically mean a pointer to a specific reservation which is known as a Passenger Name Record or PNR. However, a record locator can point at records containing other forms of data. Record locators are unique within a given system at a specific point in time. Because the number of character combinations in 6 characters is finite record locators get reused once the data to which it refers has been purged from the system. Because 1, I and L can be confused these characters are not always used in record locators. The pool of available character combinations is further reduced because the locator is actually a location address and there are rules about what character combinations can be used for such addresses. Because the term record locator is usually used to refer to a PNR the two terms can become confused. When a reservation is made a PNR is created in the system used by the person making the booking. This PNR will have a record locator. If the booking has been made through the airline and the only flight are operated by the airline making the reservation only one PNR will exist. However if the booking contains flights of more than one airline then the reservation for both flights will be made through the first airline. The first airline will send messages to the 2nd confirming the reservation and the 2nd airline will create a separate PNR which has its own record locator. If the booking is made through a travel agency then a PNR will exist in the system used by the agency and further PNRs will exist in each airline system.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of record locator in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of record locator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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