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Names on my air ticket

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Names on my air ticket

Hi,

I just bought air tickets for an international flight, but realised that I got my name wrong when booking. My name (changed for obvious reasons) is John Matthew Smith, with first name: John, middle name: Matthew, surname: Smith. When booking the tickets I accidentally put First Name: John, Surname: Matthew Smith (There was no section for middle name). Will this be a problem when travelling?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Names on my air ticket

have you contacted the airline/travel agent?

Park City, Utah
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2. Re: Names on my air ticket

I would be very surprised if that were an issue assuming that your passport is in that sequence of names.

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3. Re: Names on my air ticket

On my passport it says surname: Smith, given names: John Matthew (in that order).

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4. Re: Names on my air ticket

Middle names are not required by airlines that is why they don't bother anymore for you to put it. If you call the airline they would be able to help you with this mistake without any issues.

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I just called the airline and they didn't offer to change the mistake for me, they said I need to contact my travel agent. They did say that it shouldn't be a problem as long as all three names are shown on my passport. Is this true?

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6. Re: Names on my air ticket

who did you book through?

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" They did say that it shouldn't be a problem as long as all three names are shown on my passport. Is this true?"

I would say 'yes'.

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