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1. Posted by swets (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

hey guys i booked my cathay pacific e-ticket thru an agent and he has added an additional 'ms' to my first name..

it looks like he meant to add a 'miss' but doesnt reely look ladat coz he has concatenated it to my first name..
what do ya think i shud do?

dont want any last minute complications.

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Call him and get him to change it - it's part of his job to ensure all the information is correct. Airlines can be really picky about names.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

I think you're OK - I think (but a second opinion may be needed as I'm not 100%) that 'Miss' always gets shortened to 'MS', 'cause the title only allows for 2 letters. My girlfriend's name is Clare, and she always comes out as 'Clarems', which makes me laugh.

Edit to include link that I found to example from googling...

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 14, 2008, at 9:49 AM by magykal1 ]

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting magykal1

I think you're OK - I think (but a second opinion may be needed as I'm not 100%) that 'Miss' always gets shortened to 'MS', 'cause the title only allows for 2 letters. My girlfriend's name is Clare, and she always comes out as 'Clarems', which makes me laugh.

Edit to include link that I found to example from googling...

Oh - scratch what I said! I follow you now. I do believe Magykal1 is right - I get that all the time. My ticket stubs always say "Christinams", which I always read as "Christmas" at first glance.

5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question correctly, but if your ticket says something like henderson/christinams (if your name was Ms Christina Henderson) then that would be no problems. Using that same example again if it said henderson/christinams ms with the name really meant to be Ms Christina Henderson then you would have a problem and it would need to be sorted out quick. If you were a male and had Ms at that section when it should have been a Mr then it would need to be changed as well.

6. Posted by gaviscon (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y

I think magykal1 is right cos I always get my ticket with ms, even when I was miss. If its really worrying you can always call up the travel agent. As long as they don't put a mr there..hei..hei..

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Dictionary.com

Ms. /mɪz/
plural Mses. /ˈmɪzəz/

1. a title of respect prefixed to a woman's name or position: unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not depend upon or indicate her marital status.

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ms

Looking at the above definition, the airlines is right in typing it as MS.