(Closed) When the F do you change your name when you fly a lot?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Worker bee

Would the airline accept paperwork showing that you recently changed your name? They must have a policy in place for this. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Do you have a passport? If so, change your passport last so that stay in your maiden name so you can travel with that for a bit. Then, apply for your new driver’s license and once you receive that in the mail, you can book flights with your new name and use that. THEN, you can change the passport once you no longer have any flights booked in your old name! 

 

This is all with the hope you have a passport 😂  Are you able to get any other state ID? There has to be some loophole here! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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tiffanybruiser :  I don’t know about where you live, but in my state they have never taken my old IDs when I’ve gotten a new one, so I still have driver’s licenses in my maiden name. I’ve never had them do anything other than look at the ID for a flight, so maybe that would work? I also agree with the passport thing PP mentioned. 

Otherwise, it doesn’t actually take that long to change your name, a couple of days maybe to apply for a new SS card and get a new DL. If you can find a week span or so where you’re not traveling, just start booking in your new name for dates after that and make sure to change it before those flights. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I continued to book travel in my maiden name, since that’s what was on my passport, and I used that even domestically for my ID.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I had to travel for work with my maiden name after I’d changed it legally. I had my new driver’s license, SS card and marriage license and that was all they needed to confirm my identity. I had a CO worker who did the same thing. Check the airline’s policy online. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

I did as others suggested. I changed everything, but my passport. The social security and DMV change really is quick, so it’s not that hard to go between trips. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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tiffanybruiser :  yes! I’m not sure which airline you fly. The ticketing agent changed my ticket to my married name and it wasn’t an issue. Have you called the airline or checked their policy? 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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tiffanybruiser :  I just remembered, my flight was booked through my employer’s travel service. I had to call them from the ticketing desk and they have visibility to my info through my employer, where my name had been changed. They updated the ticket. I did find this link, though: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/destination-weddings/travel-during-name-change%3fsource=dam

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I kinda dealt with this.  I had two delta flights booked already in my maiden name when I changed my name on my ss, license & passport.  Delta allowed me to change the name on my ticket to match.  It was really surprisingly easy.  Not sure about other airlines. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

One thing to consider, if you have TSA Pre-Check, you won’t be able to use it once you book tickets under your married name until you change your name on your passport and then update your information with TSA. I found that out the hard way and applied for a new passport ASAP haha. I have global entry and had to go into an interview center in order to update my account info.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

This is the main reason I’m not legally changing my name. I travel internationally a lot and changing my name would mean many of my ‘long term’ and multiple use visas would be voided. Not doing that!!!

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