A reservation is a record of the flights booked with your airline. Having a reservation does not automatically entitle the passenger to travel. When the airline receives payment, it issues a ticket linked to that reservation, which allows the passenger to travel.
Whether you made your reservation with a travel agency, tour operator or online with a web service (like Expedia, Travelocity etc.) you should carefully review the details of your reservations to ensure:
- your name is spelled correctly and that it matches your passport exactly;
- the flight dates, times and destinations are correct; and
- you have received an airline confirmation number for your booking (especially if you are booking with a third party).