Whenever I travel with my dad I always have problems at check in because we both have identical name and surname. For some reason the reservation systems are not designed for the possibility of two passengers travelling togather having the same name and we often spend dozens of minutes at checkin desk.
I have booked myself a longhaul itinerary from Europe to Asia: A to B via C. Booked and ticketed without any problems. A day later my dad decided to join on that trip me so I booked him through the same vendor for the same flights as I will travel. To avoid any confusion and possibility the second reservation will be considered as a duplicate of the first one I selected prefix Dr. instead of the usual Mr. Now I am not sure it was such a good idea...
My dad really IS a medical doctor so there is nothing wrong in this regard. However, his passport only states name and surname, no mention of the suffix MD (which actually is a prefix based on local tradition) as he uses that with his name only in professionally-related matters.
Could that be a problem? Could the airline demand some sort of a proof of his "doctor" status? Is it possible to have it reversed back to Mr. if I make sure the vendor (ebookers) understand we are two different people traveling together, not one person with duplicate reservation?
Thanks for any advice.