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Old May 4, 10, 7:16 pm   #1
 
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Is full name on booking required?

I just booked my first flight on BA to get to London for New Year's.

During the booking process it asked for "first name" and "last name" I simply inputted my first given name and last name. After the booking process was completed, on the manage my booking page it asks for advance passenger information in which I supplied all my given names on my passport (which includes my middle name).

This freaked me out a bit because I'm use to traveling on AA where it asks for your middle name and your entire name is put onto the ticket.

My question is should I have put all my given names in the "first name" box while booking? Will this create problems later on?

For example if my name is John William Henry Smith I simply just have "John Smith" on the booking and I supplied the rest in my advance passenger information.
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Old May 4, 10, 7:48 pm   #2
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I don't see why it should be a problem.

Last time I flew my full name wasn't on the ticket yet it was in the API.
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Old May 5, 10, 12:21 am   #3
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As long as the first name and last name are correct and match the boarding pass and passport, it's fine.

I always travel with just my first and last names in my booking, whereas my passport has my middle name too.
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no problem at all, i've not used my middle names in a booking for a long time
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As long as the first name and last name are correct and match the boarding pass and passport, it's fine.

I always travel with just my first and last names in my booking, whereas my passport has my middle name too.
Same here. It shouldn't be a problem.

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