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Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

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Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Hi

Have flight booked with United from the Uk to America. My passport shows my middle name but it isn't on my e ticket, does this matter? If it does has anyone got a phone number for United, I have been on their website but don't seem to be able to find number to use from the UK.

Many thanks

Jane

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Fredericia, Denmark
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1. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Middle names do not matter. I have flown 30+ years without my middle name on any airline ticket.

Leyland, United...
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2. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

No it doesn't matter.

Madrid
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3. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

As Hans said,no.Reservation computers only care about first and last names.

Portland, Oregon
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4. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

No it doesn't matter. I fly United and my tickets are sometimes issued that way. Never been a problem.

United Kingdom
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5. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Thanks everyone for your prompt replies!!!

New York City, New...
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6. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Yes, if your middle name appears on your government issued ID ie ( Passport, driver license), it must also be on your ticket.

Enjoy your trip.

Fredericia, Denmark
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7. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Does that only apply to USA? It does not apply in Europe and Asia;-)

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8. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Never put my middle name on a ticket and it's always been on my passport and neer had a problem including the various US airlines.

Portland, Oregon
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9. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

>> Yes, if your middle name appears on your government issued ID ie ( Passport, driver license), it must also be on your ticket. <<

Absolute bunkum!

ALL my company booked airline tickets have been either <First> <Last>, or <First><Middle Initial><Last>. Both my passport and driver's license have my middle name and I have NEVER had a problem, in the USA, or the UK, or China, India, Europe, Thailand, Vietnam, etc, etc.

Where people get unstuck is where they don't use the first name on the corresponding ID. For example if they use their familiar name that is actually their middle name (Gordon Brown's full name is "James Gordon Brown") or their familiar name that's not their first name (Bill when it should be William, Chuck when it should be Charles, etc).

Edited: 1:49 pm, June 27, 2013
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10. Re: Does my middle name need to be on my ticket? Advice please

Yes, if your middle name appears on your government issued ID ie ( Passport, driver license), it must also be on your ticket.

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Rubbish, I've flown internationally to and from the states and internally within the states, without it, numerous times. There are also many many posts from users here with the same question, getting the same answer "no" and I've never seen a poster come back and say " well I was denied flying because my middle name wasn't on ticket"

Edited: 2:23 pm, June 27, 2013
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