[Noisebridge-discuss] SecureFlight and name changes

Travis Briggs audiodude at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 02:18:14 UTC 2015


Your friend could change his or her name:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-man-legally-changed-his-name-to-avoid-booking-error-fee-on-ryanair-2015-06-05

On 31 July 2015 at 17:26, James Addison <jay at jp-hosting.net> wrote:

> Hey NB,
>
> Out of interest, has anyone had any experience dealing with name
> changes relating to flights?
>
> I have the frustrating situation that I booked a flight for a friend
> under a name that I've known them by since I met them, but it turns
> out that isn't the name they have on the generally-accepted forms of
> ID (driver license, passport).
>
> Since it's not a maiden name change, nor a legal name change, nor a
> typo, I'm running into dead ends even after attempting to escalate
> with the airline.  Unfortunately the only solution for now appears to
> be to re-book.  But thought I'd ask just in case anyone has any
> experience with this.
>
> (fortunately this isn't international travel / camp-related, but it's
> still not a trivial amount of monies to rebook)
>
> I did find this lovely little snippet of authority-speak while reading
> about the issue on the TSA's website:  "Over time, passengers should
> strive to obtain consistency between the name on their ID and their
> travel information."
>
> :(
>
> Cheers,
> Jay
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