(Closed) Changing name for travel

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@blingbean: It’s my understanding you can book a ticket under any name you want. My only concern would be if you are required to enter a passport number when booking (I’ve seen that on international flights) and the mismatch there would be there.

If there’s any doubt, she should just call the airline and ask.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not sure if this well be of any help at all, but I have a friend who changed her name but didn’t get around to changing the passport, she has to show some extra ID but she’s still able to travel internationally. I THINK you would probably be ok booking with your new married name even if your passport wasn’t updated yet. Can you call the airline and ask them?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@blingbean:Hi, I am a travel agent, so here is the situation:

 

You have to book your flights under the name you will have ALL of your documents in when you are traveling.  Because it is international, you will have to have your pasport and license in your married name.

I am getting married in September and we are leaving two days later for our honeymoon, so I don’t have the time to change everything so I booked my flights under my maiden name.

 

Bottom line: Your names HAVE to match up with all of your documents!  Have a fantastic time!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m pretty sure it’s cheapest to buy tickets 2-3 months before traveling, so I would put off tickets until October, at least.  That’s just my 2 cents, though

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I work at a travel agency… I would suggest to keep everything in your MAIDEN name.  Also you might not have enough time to change your passport either. Passports can take up to 6 months to change. september to december is WAY to close to risk it.

Dont risk not being able to go on your honeymoon, dont change anything till you get back

Have fun!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@blingbean: I think your mom is a little too concerned with “lies” 😉

Book the ticket under the name you will be traveling for.

Also, you may not get your marriage certificate for 4-6 weeks post wedding. Then you have to change your Social Security card – another 2-3 weeks. THEN you have to change your passport – another 4-6 weeks. Book under your maiden name – you will not be traveling under your new married name, I guarantee it.

Post # 14
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If your passport, drivers license and visa to enter into India (if a visa is required) all have the same name then you will be fine to book your plane ticket in that name. If the name is different on any of the things i listed then you need to fix it and whatever name is on all three you can book your tickets in that name.

your mom is wrong, if you know that you will have the proper documents all in your new name then it isnt illegal to book a ticket in your new name even tho legally its not… does that make sense LOL

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