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Agent listed son as "Ms." on award ticket.

Agent listed son as "Ms." on award ticket.

Old Feb 11, 15, 6:06 pm
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No problem whatsoever. Besides, your son might have a Master of Science degree.
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Old Feb 24, 15, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by cestmoi123 View Post
You'll be fine. So long as the name matches, nobody will care about the Ms/Mr/Mrs/Rev/Hon.
unless that "rev" is really a non-rev!
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Old Feb 24, 15, 7:18 am
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FYI

The same gender mismatch occurred on a colleague's ticket and the folks at CO (we still miss them) were quick to change it. In light of that incident, I changed my prefix to "Dr", which reduced the possibility of inevitable mixups.

FYI, these days there are a good number of transgender PAX for whom ID's may not precisely match gender presentation. Fortunately, major airlines (especially in the USA) have long gotten over this as an issue. Although there may be an errant employee who hasn't gotten the message, most agents will ignore it so as not to potentially offend someone.
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Old Feb 24, 15, 8:23 am
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Don't worry

The titles of Mr, Mrs, Ms, Mstr, Dr, etc are not legally binding nomenclatures.

First, Middle and Last names are the key.
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Old Feb 24, 15, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by dukesantos View Post
The titles of Mr, Mrs, Ms, Mstr, Dr, etc are not legally binding nomenclatures.
So why does UA insist that we have them? I wrote to the MileagePlus® Service Center last September requesting that they remove the title from my profile.

Their response?
"All MileagePlus account profile names must contain a title. We are unable to delete a title from a MileagePlus account."
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Old Feb 24, 15, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
So why does UA insist that we have them? I wrote to the MileagePlus® Service Center last September requesting that they remove the title from my profile.

Their response?
"All MileagePlus account profile names must contain a title. We are unable to delete a title from a MileagePlus account."
Because the title field in the database was constrained as one of those titles many decades ago and no one knows what will happen if it is NULL, empty or a whitespace character.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
So why does UA insist that we have them?
UA can require some title to fulfill their interest in having a thorough profile of it's members, but, TSA doesn't recognize that.

The OP's concern was with TSA matching the ticket to the passenger.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by crabbing View Post
unless that "rev" is really a non-rev!
Hey, don't laugh: my husband is a minister, so we generally add the "Rev." title to his name when we fly -- but we've noticed that on foreign airlines it often gets appended to his first name, meaning we can only access his reservation by entering KEVINREV instead of KEVIN in the first name field.



You'd think they'd have this figured out by now.
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