I am applying for a Schengen visa from the French embassy/consulate in DC. This visa will be for a duration of 15 days, for the purpose of tourism. I have collected all my documents (hotel bookings, proof of employment, bank stms, pay stms, etc).
However, I am stuck on the whole Airline booking thing. based on what i have read online, i need to book a round-trip ticket without paying for it. There are 2 ways i can do this - Travel agency OR Websites.
I cannot find any travel agency near me that is willing to book a ticket and hold it without any payment. And i have no idea if websites like 'visareservation' are legit.
Any ideas on how i should proceed here?