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Old Aug 23, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by daniellam View Post

It's only a problem if you have a two-part Asian first name (eg. KIM/JONG UN where "JONG UN" is considered your "given name") and you normally just go by "Jong" in the Western world and have your ticket issued as "KIM/JONG" as opposed to "KIM/JONG UN" and you are travelling to an Asian country. When travelling outside of Asia, it is not a problem as people won't understand the nuances of Asian names. However, when travelling in Asia, airport staff who are of Asian origin might consider your "given name" to be incomplete. This is akin to Westerners booking their ticket as "Rob" instead of "Robert".
Non-issue. Using KIM/JongUN will work fine every time. Even if you enter your two-part first name with a space when booking or on your Aeroplan account, on the ticket they come joined together.
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