(Closed) PSA: Change your name on your frequent flyer accounts!

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah – I’m over a year out and I still haven’t gotten around to doing this.  I should get on that soon.

Post # 4
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Continental was such a pain in my *ss, almost everyone else would update my name over the phone but they need me to mail in a copy of my license. It took about two weeks.

Post # 5
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I haven’t done this either. We’re flying Virgin soon, so I just signed up with my married name recently same with the hotel where we’re staying. That’s another one not to forget: hotels.

Post # 6
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m still finding things I forgot to change over. Looks like you just pointed out another one. Thanks!

Post # 7
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I realized that I had not changed my name on my Continental account last year before we flew to Florida, and I actually found it really easy.  I simply emailed a pdf copy of my marriage license and included all of the account information required.  It did not require a Name Change Affidavit.  Here’s the email address and all the requirements:


I think my account was updated within a week or so.  Hope this helps!

Post # 8
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also change your name on your hotel perks accounts! I didn’t because I just kept using my number when I made reservations, and when I finally checked my account, none of my stays showed up. The hotel told me that they cross-check the name of the room with the name on the perks account and if they don’t match, they won’t give you the points. I had to change my name and then go back 6+ months and fight to get points for my previous stays (I travel a lot for work, so they really add up!)

Post # 9
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did mine for Continental by email like Piccateer suggested.  It was pretty easy and they got it done pretty quickly.  Don’t even bother calling them on the phone because you will be on hold for at least 20 minutes.

Post # 10
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thank you for this. I just did it right this second

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