Middle name issue with Cathay pacific

Old Mar 15, 19, 4:41 am
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Middle name issue with Cathay pacific

Hi I just booked my flight through a travel agent called fly365.
I didn't put my middle name and now I am freaking out about not being able to board the flight. I am flying from Melbourne to Mumbai. The middle name is on my passport and I didn't realise this is such a big issue with Cathay pacific?
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Old Mar 15, 19, 6:39 am
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Probably ought to ask a Mod to move this to the CX forum.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Parnak Dave View Post
Hi I just booked my flight through a travel agent called fly365.
I didn't put my middle name and now I am freaking out about not being able to board the flight. I am flying from Melbourne to Mumbai. The middle name is on my passport and I didn't realise this is such a big issue with Cathay pacific?
I didn't either and have just come back from 4 sectors including a Melbourne departure. No issues. When you enter your passport details just don't put in your middle name. I have 2 passports and needed them checked at Melbourne and the agent there said nothing about not having my middle name listed. I believe it's more of an issue for Chinese names rather than English names from what has been posted on here before.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 6:10 am
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No issue whatsoever
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Old Mar 16, 19, 10:53 am
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Iíve been told by a CX agent before, it only matters when you require a visa to get into the country youíre arriving and the ticket needs to match exactly the visa in the passport (ie with all names), but not a problem if visa is not required to enter the country you flying to.

If in doubt, just call CX.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by rontse View Post
Iíve been told by a CX agent before, it only matters when you require a visa to get into the country youíre arriving and the ticket needs to match exactly the visa in the passport (ie with all names), but not a problem if visa is not required to enter the country you flying to.

If in doubt, just call CX.
Really? I don't recalled having that problem before. The CX website would tell me that my name doesn't match what's on my passport when I check-in online, but I'm just omitting my middle name. I've never had a CX agent giving me a problem at the airport or at the gate. I don't think any airline have ever given me a problem because my middle name isn't on a ticket.
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