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Initials in name?! -Etihad

Chennai
5 posts
Initials in name?! -Etihad

Hello,

I just booked a flight ticket for my friend, the name in the ticket is "Venkatram S A "

But his name in the passport is " Venkatram Sundararajanpillai Ashokan"

The full form of "S A" is as mentioned in the passport..

I booked a Etihad flight to Frankfurt from Chennai ( + return ticket also).

Other than his passport, everywhere else like driving license, bank account spells his name as "Venkatram S A" only.

Will this create any problem ??

Fredericia, Denmark
Destination Expert
for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
37,532 posts
7 reviews
1. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

Ask Etihad.

Chennai
5 posts
2. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

I talked to them.. Its fine for them..

But they say that there might be a problem in the immigration section and they wont be able to do anything if a problem arises over there !!!

Fredericia, Denmark
Destination Expert
for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
37,532 posts
7 reviews
3. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

Immigration will only look at the passport (and visa?).

Chennai
5 posts
4. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

Also , it depends on the Duty Manager of the Airport Authority it seems !

Any idea as to how big a problem this could make ??

Italy
Destination Expert
for Livigno, Lombardy
Level Contributor
39,469 posts
177 reviews
5. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

The only thing you can do is either book another ticket or hope his luck's in on the day he travels.

Chennai
5 posts
6. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

I called Etihad and they say that the name cannot be changed !!

not even with a penalty !!!

isnt there any rule to allow the name changes ??

I mean, this is nothing but high class robbery !!

NYC/Israel
Destination Expert
for Israel
Level Contributor
30,350 posts
22 reviews
7. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

Airlines make their own rules re: name changes. It is governed by the rules (contract) of the class of ticket you purchased. Read the Etihad website.The rules should be there. -They may be listed under terms and conditions.

BTW it is not high class robbery. You as the ticket purchaser have the responsibility to make sure you book a ticket correctly.

Chennai
5 posts
8. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

But this says it differently :

www.airlinecomplaints.org/showthread.php…

There is a policy for it..

Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
1,742 posts
28 reviews
9. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

It is not robbery. Maybe you will know next time how go book corectly

Fredericia, Denmark
Destination Expert
for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
37,532 posts
7 reviews
10. Re: Initials in name?! -Etihad

That post is nearly a year old. Etihad may have change policy.

How did you book the ticket?