Flying Canada-U.S What Info Do I Need When Booking

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1. Posted by icouldbegod13 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I’ve never travelled alone before; therefore I’ve also never booked a flight myself. I’m eighteen and won’t have much guidance from my parents due to them not supporting my wishes to travel by myself. I plan to fly from YYZ to SEA after the pandemic and decided while I’m stuck in the pandemic I may as well research the topic encase the world decides to pull a miracle and go back to normal earlier than expected. I’ve done enough research to know I’ll need my passport number when filling out my U.S. customs form and obviously aware I’ll need my passport to cross the border. But what information will I need when booking the flight besides the obvious full name, date of birth, stuff. Will I need to know my passport number while booking? Or expiry date? Or any other info that could only be found on my passport? Similarly, I asked this question on Reddit and somebody told me that I’ll need the location I received my passport. Is that just the country/province/city or is it like.. a specific place you received it? And when will I need to know that? Will it matter where I received my passport while booking if not, when does it matter? I’m most likely going to fly with Air Canada if that matters at all to any of my questions.

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

You only pay for a flight at the very end of the booking process so I strongly advise you to do a 'dummy' booking now (i.e. go right through the whole booking process up to the payment page) to find out exactly how it works. Airline booking pages and processes are all much of a muchness.

>Will it matter where I received my passport while booking if not, when does it matter?

Where you received your passport is entirely irrelevant. What matters is the country that issued your passport and thus your citizenship. Your citizenship matters hugely when entering any country e.g. some countries may require your citizenship to get a visa in advance, some will offer your citizenship visa on arrival, your citizenship may be exempted from visa requirements. I assume you are a Canadian citizen?

You'll certainly need your passport number, country of issue (not location of issue) and expiry date at some point but not necessarily during the booking process. It's often something you can add to your booking online as your flight date nears.

Did you read my reply to your previous post?

[ Edit: Edited on 17 Jun 2021, 17:51 GMT by leics2 ]