(Closed) Middle name is on my passport, not on my airline tickets!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh this happens to me all the time because my middle name is on my DL but I never put it on airline tickets. I have never ever ever had a problem boarding a plane!

Post # 4
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Don’t worry. My middle name is on my IDs but I never book plane tickets with it. It’s not even an issue.

Post # 6
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Honestly, it depends where you’re going. I grew up in a US territory and my parents just bought my husband and me tickets to fly home this summer for a visit. They are VERY picky about it going into the territory– if your tickets don’t match your passport exactly they won’t let you on the plane. For this reason I am waiting to change my passport until after the trip– my name is legally changed everywhere else, but on my passport it still has my maiden name.

It may not be an issue, but when you’re dealing with international ANYTHING it’s just better to play it safe. I would have the agent change te tickets to match the passports– then, no matter what happens, there are no worries, no hold-ups.

Post # 7
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have traveled all over the Caribbean (via plane) and Europe and never been questioned about the fact my middle name is on my passport and not on my plane tickets.  I’d think that they are looking more for first and last name matches and you look somewhat similar to the photo. 

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah, international flights will be a lot more picky than domestic.

Where’re you headed?

Post # 10
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In booking tickets on British Airways, they’ve always asked for everything exactly like the passport when booking. You even usually have to provide your passport numbers and info… It’s been a loooong time since I’ve done Mexico, and back then you could use your birth certificate… so… who knows. But, with the current state of Mexico, I would do everything as perfectly as possible… 

Post # 11
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I travel all the time.  Your passport MUST have your full name on it.  But most airlines don’t even have a name field for your middle name, so most tickets don’t have your middle name on them.  Most especialy flying Continental Airlines to Mexico you are NOT going to have a problem.  Depending on recent events, the real hard*** airline is British Airways, and only flying into London.  But I’ve NEVER put my middle name on my tickets (my tickets are always issued the same, NMN), and I’ve never even been questioned about it.  You have photo ID and a ticket, you’ll be fine.

PS-Puerto Vallarta is niiiiiiiiiiiiice!  Enjoy!

Post # 12
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I never put my middle name on my tickets, and obviously my passport has it.  I never have a problem (traveled to Australia, South Africa, and Botswana).  I think when it says it must be exact that it means you can’t have a nickname (ex. Mike short for Michael).  That’s what I always thought because I never thought twice about not putting my middle name!

Post # 13
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That has never been an issue for me.  My middle name is spelled out on my passport and its never included on my boarding pass.  I’ve always gotten on the plane.  Strange.

Post # 14
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Just flew to India three months ago. Middle name on passport, not on boarding pass..not an issue at all.

Post # 15
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have traveled a lot too and I never had my middle name on a ticket (I don’t even think they can fit it on most tickets).

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