ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3335 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21347 times:
If you show up with a ticket with your name on it and you have ID, chances are it's ok. Even with a title slightly off.
I showed up for my JFK-GVA flight with 7 of my friends in 2007 and all their tickets were fine, but when the agent scanned mine is came up as "Ms. Kobaiyashima" or something. The ticket, however, had MY name on it, I had my passport, and everything else, so I got a boarding pass and everything was fine.
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AirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21302 times:
Quoting CastropRauxel (Reply 4): But seriously, a call to FR should solve it. they can easily change a title or even a name on a reservation (the question remains, of course, how happily they would do it free of charge...)
Ok, I just called FR and they changed me the titles for free. I am astonished they did something for free. Plus the call was very fast and in 1 minute they had the problem solved. I already recieved a new confirmation e-mail with the correct names and titles.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 21281 times:
Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 5): Ok, I just called FR and they changed me the titles for free. I am astonished they did something for free. Plus the call was very fast and in 1 minute they had the problem solved. I already received a new confirmation e-mail with the correct names and titles.
Excellent that this issue could be rectified by FR that fast.
Last year I mistyped my mum's first name for a booking with LH. Calling their res center, I got assured that such mistyping was of no concern for travel within Europe.
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PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 21277 times:
Last year my mom called her miles program (she has no computer) and booked her tickets, and they e-mailed the reservation to me. Her name is Margaret and her middle initial is A, but the reservation was typed in as "Margareta". The last name matched.
I called AA and asked them if this might be a problem, and they said, "oh, it's not a problem at all!", and it wasn't. TSA looked and matched it up.
Some mistakes are tiny and are easily overlooked. If they weren't, you'd have chaos in denying passengers' ability to travel!! However, you did the right thing by getting it corrected as quickly as possible.
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KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6818 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21266 times:
I had trouble getting Frequent Flyer miles on HP because when I applied for my frequent flyer card online, I gave my name as Last Name, First Name when the website wanted it the other way...but hey, US has never bothered to mail me a new FF card anyways, so I'm chalking up my 50k miles at HP as all but lost
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