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“On hold” means the airline is holding the reservation for you for whatever reason (Usually waiting payment confirmation, but could also be a change in flights). “Standby” occurs when a passenger travels on a flight without a prior reservation for that specific flight. For example: A missed flight may require a passenger to fly standby on the next flight ...


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A passenger being on-hold, doesn’t have a clear meaning, it could be the passenger is held at security for investigations or at the gate for border control. A passenger on standby: On most modern airlines, flying standby occurs when a passenger travels on a flight without a prior reservation for that specific flight. ... They will then attempt to travel ...


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