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Old Aug 19, 12, 10:46 pm   #1
 
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Only part of Hyphenated first name on tickets

Hi,

I'm such a dork and freaking out a little. I've booked a bunch of plane tickets to and around europe and realized that I've only put the first part of my hyphenated first name on the tickets.

I didn't even think about it. My name on my government id is Elizabeth-Mary Surname. But I just used Elizabeth Surname

Will this be a problem? It's pretty expensive to change the name on all the tickets.

I'll be flying air transat from Vancouver,Canada to London.
Ryanair to Barcelona
Vueling to Munich and
Easyjet to London.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

I appreciate any feedback.
Liz
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Old Aug 19, 12, 11:35 pm   #2
 
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No direct experience, but you shouldn't have a problem in any of the countries you named. I doubt you'll even have to say "That's my middle name" (even if it isn't).
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Old Aug 20, 12, 1:59 am   #3
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Hi,

I'm such a dork and freaking out a little. I've booked a bunch of plane tickets to and around europe and realized that I've only put the first part of my hyphenated first name on the tickets.

I didn't even think about it. My name on my government id is Elizabeth-Mary Surname. But I just used Elizabeth Surname

Will this be a problem? It's pretty expensive to change the name on all the tickets.

I'll be flying air transat from Vancouver,Canada to London.
Ryanair to Barcelona
Vueling to Munich and
Easyjet to London.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

I appreciate any feedback.
Liz
With the major airlines that are part of one of the big 3 airline alliances, this kind of situation hasn't been a problem for members of my travel parties. If it were to end up being an issue with any of the LCC named above, that would be diverging from routine industry practice -- routine practice being that one doesn't make any stink whatsoever about such situations and doesn't even mention anything about such issue to the airline unless prompted by the airline check-in rep.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 10:57 am   #4
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For all intents and purposes, Mary is your middle name or one of your middle names. It's absence from your boarding passes matters not.
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For all intents and purposes, Mary is your middle name or one of your middle names. It's absence from your boarding passes matters not.
Sorry, but no. As someone with a hyphenated first name, I can tell you that I take great offense when people suggest that the portion of my first name that follows the hyphen is my 'middle' name. It's not. I have a hyphenated first name and no middle initial.

To the OP: I've discovered over the years that airline systems don't recognize special characters (like hyphens). My Concur profile has my hyphen in it, but when my itineraries get sent to the airlines, the hyphen gets dropped and my first names get smashed together. But on the rare occasion that only the pre-hyphen portion of the name has appeared on my BP, it's never been an issue.

(It's also worth noting that my driver's license also drops the hyphen and only has 2/3 of the post-hyphen name, so that doesn't match ANYTHING. But TSA's never even given me a second look.)
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Old Aug 20, 12, 10:16 pm   #6
 
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Thanks for the advice. I'm not going to stress to much about it - I'm determined to enjoy my holiday
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