On Friday I booked a flight with AirBerlin and paid with PayPal. The ticket was issued correctly (I received the booking and ticket numbers and an invoice) but they payment has been stuck in Pending state in PayPal since then (I paid with a prepaid card from my bank linked to my PayPal account).
Today I called the airline to make sure everything was okay and they told me they received the money, to not worry and to wait for PayPal to refresh the status of the payment.
So I called PayPal and they told me the amount had only been authorized but the payment had never been completed.
Called again the airline with the info from PayPal but they said the same thing as the first time.
Also PayPal told me it could take up to a month before the authorized amount is unblocked from my card.
I'm worried that if nothing changes when the authorization expires and the money is unfrozen the booking will be cancelled and at that point a ticket might cost a lot more.
Has anyone been in this situation before? What do you suggest?