I want to travel from Madinah to Islamabad on Saudi Airlines, trying to book ticket early to get economic price, but my passport will be received after renewal on August 20th. Can I book the ticket now on my old passport and update my my passport information once received new Passport?

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    Have you asked Saudi Air Lines this question? Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 0:13
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    I don't know about Saudi in particular, but with most airlines you don't need a passport number to book a ticket. You may just (depending on the destination country) be required to update the booking with passport information at some time before checkin. Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 0:30
  • I would like to travel with saudia airlines, and i have same problem you had. Could you tell me if you booked your travel and if you had change your passeport number after buying ticket ? Thanks
    – Antho
    Commented Sep 12, 2022 at 9:21

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Yes. Usually you can change the passport and validity (and other data). Often such data is not mandatory on booking time.

Just check carefully when you should put the definitive data. If there is advanced personal information which are sent to destination country. It can vary from few hours (so at checkin) to few days before departure.

Just you should be now careful on putting the correct name (which will be on the new passport). Changing names on tickets is much more difficult, also if it is just correcting transliteration or name correction (e.g. maiden name).

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