A blind audit generally follows the same process as a standard audit with two exceptions; (1) the agency is unaware of the exact audit period and (2) there is no communication of the finding with the agency. Blind audits are scheduled for an extended period of time usually six months to one year, or longer. During that period the agency sends all the PNRs to audit. The actual audit is only conducted during the months preselected by the corporate client.
A blind audit can be conducted for clients who are concerned their agency may not follow their standard operating procedures during the audit. Some simply feel it is a better way for them to get an accurate picture of how their agency is performing at any moment in time.