[Noisebridge-discuss] SecureFlight and name changes

James Addison jay at jp-hosting.net
Wed Aug 5 05:36:20 UTC 2015


For anyone interested, this story seems to have taken a very positive
turn; my friend was able to add their documented surname as an extra
on their tickets (i.e. 'bookedname/documentedname' should appear on
the ticket), and apparently this is a fairly common way to handle
this.

Probably worth waiting a few more days until we've actually traveled
before celebrating the possibility of (relative) nym freedom on
airlines, but a big relief / reassurance here so far.


On 31 July 2015 at 19:43, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
> Ask them if they have some other proof that its their name.
>
> In my experience, yeah, the only other solution is to just re-book.
>
> Because Terrorism, of course.
>
> On Friday, July 31, 2015 05:26:31 PM James Addison 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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