[Noisebridge-discuss] SecureFlight and name changes

James Addison jay at jp-hosting.net
Wed Aug 12 07:51:15 UTC 2015


Everything went better than expected - worth noting that both flights were
US domestic, suspect it might have been slightly trickier for
international.  But the surname updates went through & reflected on the
boarding passes, and these were matched up just fine during security.  Big
relief.
On Aug 5, 2015 7:36 AM, "James Addison" <jay at jp-hosting.net> wrote:

> 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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