Post # 1
One thing I forgot to do when I changed my name was to change over my frequent flyer mile accounts. I’m trying to link my Continental and United miles accounts together (since they are merging) and it wouldn’t let me because my names are different on the two accounts. Its a pain, because significant legal name changes require a written request and a copy of your marriage license. Do this ASAP so you don’t get stuck for holiday travel! We need to travel in November so I just happened to check on it tonight and I’m so glad I caught it. Knowing the airlines, it will probably take them a few weeks to make the change.
Post # 3
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
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
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
I’m still finding things I forgot to change over. Looks like you just pointed out another one. Thanks!
Post # 7
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
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
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
Thank you for this. I just did it right this second