Airline tickets issued against the passenger who bought the tickets and received the tickets are not included in the airline’s booking.
But it is not uncommon to find tickets issued in the name of the passenger whose travel plans are being disrupted.
For example, if a traveller has booked a trip to a business or conference in Malaysia and then the airline issues tickets to two members of the travelling party, one from the business and one from their host country, the ticket is not counted.
Airlines have been known to issue tickets to travellers for the sole purpose of booking them at a business conference or business event.
A number of airlines have been caught with tickets issued for business trips only.
They include AirAsia, A320 and Lufthansa.
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