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Name match traveling Swiss Air to Italy

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1. Posted by happydance (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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I made my flight reservations under my name of Myra not under my first name of Myriam which is on my passport. When I got my passport I asked for the name Myra to be added, but there was not enough room for Myriam Eva Myra + last name to be added. They told me to sign it as Myriam Eva Myra + last name. I have it this way on my driver's lis. as well. Since there was not enough room for all 3 names. I have contacted Swiss Air and gave them our passport numbers and let them know of the issue with the names. They took all the info down asked me to bring other ID's which I will bring my Driver's Lis. SS. card and voter reg. card. They supervisor told me that there should not be a problem with this.
I have been reading info on travel websites and some say don't worry all of there complete names (those with long names like mine) are not on their tickets, names have been misspelled, which has happened to me on a couple of occasions and I have had my reservation scome up with a partial of my name.
What do you think?

2. Posted by backpackit (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

I think you'll be fine. Yours won't be the first (or last) time someone with a long name on their passport/ID/plane ticket has been slightly changed to fit. The more forms of ID you can bring with you, probably the better just in case.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Living in Norway, I see a long name or two floating around :) I agree, I think you'll be fine. The tickets that we arrange for travellers and that have an error in the name are usually no biggy. The combination with your date of birth (trusting that one is ok of course!) should be fine.

4. Posted by happydance (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

backpacketit and Sam I am...thanks so much for your reply. I have been stressing over this. As an experienced traveler, my name has been misspelled more times than I can count both first and last names. ;)

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I can also assure you, you will have no problem. I flew Swiss Air to Europe last year and it was at the airport that I realized I made my reservation under my name Anne Reinstein but my legal name is Lucia Anne Reinstein!!

My passport reads Lucia A. Reinstein. As far as they were concerned, I could have been a whole other person flying instead of the intended person "Anne". They looked at me weird at the counter cause especially here in the US, your name MUST match the ticket (security issues and all). But I had to explain, I go by Anne all the time, I dont use Lucia...I just forgot. They said it was ok. So a simple mispelling on your name, I dont think would be a problem at all.

Good luck on your trip!

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I had a similar thing happen to me, though it was an error on the travel agent's side, who put my name down as James Wesson (which is my middle name) rather than Gregory Wesson.

What I did was get the travel agent to re-issue me a ticket which I picked up at the airport on the day of travel. You might want to pursue this option.

Greg

7. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 11y

Hi Myra,
The responses you've had so far have been interesting, as I immediately thought "no chance". The perceived wisdom of myself, family and friends is that the name on the ticket has to be identical to that on the passport, otherwise you don't fly.
I have heard of people being refused boarding because of this, so I would get the tickets re-issued in a format which best matches your passport. You wouldn't necessarily need all your names to match, but the name you use on your ticket should be somewhere on your passport, otherwise you're not that person as far as anyone else can tell.
I'm not suggesting all these other people are wrong - I'm sure lots of people have got through no problem, but I would say that's mor by luck than design.