We are due to fly to France tomorrow morning with BMI but we've discovered a problem. DS1's name on the ticket doesn't completely match the name on his passport (we used the shortened version of his full first name when booking the ticket) and now they say he might not be able to fly. They won't let us change the name on his ticket.
Has anyone else encountered this problem and were you able to fly in the end? We're really worried.
The only thing I can think to do is to go to a solicitors this afternoon and legally change his name. It only costs £10 and is done instantly, you get a certificate. Take the certificate as well and you should be ok.
Just Married women can fly on their maiden name passport if they take their marriage certificate I think?
We took our son's best friend on holiday with us and I'd booked it on line and put his name as Sam. Only in the check in queue when he gave me his passport to look after, did I notice he was 'Samuel' in it. Nobody said a word either outbound or on the way home either.
We flew with Monarch and I'd forgotten my passport was in my maiden name (3 years after we got married) and I booked in my married name. I noticed as we were checking in and went to the sales desk where they just crossed the name out on the ticket and wrote the new one in! I really think it depends on the people you have to deal with - if you get a real jobsworth then it might cost you but if I were you I would just plead ignorance.