I am booking a flight for January 30 with Cebu Pacific. I tried to contact them about this, still waiting for a reply.
One person in our group didn't have a passport and already applied for one. He was told by the authorities that it will arrive on January 20.
By then, the flight might be overbooked, or extremely expensive. This person has never flown before, much less leave his home country. I need to accompany this person no matter what, and it is also very important for this person and us to make this trip since it's for attending a marriage that can't be postponed. It's not an easy situation.
Is it a terrible idea to book the flight with random passport number and then when he gets his passport we call the airline and ask to fix the number? All other information of the passenger would be the same.