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1. Posted by lg.claudia (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I recently bought a ticket.. and my first name was spelled wrong.. It only lacks of one "I" everything else is spelled properly.. and since I'm checking in in London I wonder how much trouble would that give me? any help or experience and can share would be appreciated!

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

You need to get it changed or there's a chance that they might not let you travel. If you can prove that it was their error they should do it for free, otherwise there will be a charge - how much of a charge depends on which airline.

3. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 7y

If that one letter that is missing is the very first letter, then you may have problem. If this missing letter is inbetween of your long name, then you could be safe. Also it depends on the satff at the counter. Speak to the person/company who issued your ticket in advance. May be that person/company's counter at airport come to your help?

all the best.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Don't take any chances with this. Get the airline to re-issue your ticket; as magykal wrote, if it's their fault they should do it for free.

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Whichever airline it is, get on their website, contact them, tell them the error and print off both your email to them - and their reply for future reference. As long as you've been in touch with them, you 'Should', just should, be OK.

6. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 7y

OP,

After your travel, wish you to revert to this forum so that we can know how you handled the situation.It would be good for other travellers who my may face same problem.

7. Posted by lg.claudia (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

thank you all for your replies! (:
I've decided to buy a new ticket as Redpaddy adviced I talket with the company and changing my name was almost the double of the price of buying a new one
I didn't want to take any chances... since I'm traveling by myself to europe for the first time
But I'll ask at the counter and see what happens when the names aren't written properly and as soon as I get back I'll let u all know

8. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Was it your fault it's spelt wrong? I went to Slovenia last year with a friends family and they spelt my surname wrong. It was sharpe not sharp and they had also abbreviated my first name, from Benedict to Ben. I rang them and they said it would not be a problem. I can not believe they would stop you flying unless the names were totally different. A slight spelling mistake surely not. But it doesn't hurt to ask.

9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I talket with the company and changing my name was almost the double of the price of buying a new one

Was that a budget airline? And if yes, which one? Ryanair?

10. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 7y

OP,

You could have tried checking -in with the mistyped ticket(one letter only).By showing your id or passport, you could have proved that airlines was wrong.Usually most airlines accept unless there is totally different name or too many mistakes.

Assuming that airlines wouldn't accept, anyway you were prepared to buy a new ticket at double the price so you could have tried with the mistyped ticket.