We are flying with Ryannair for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was in charge of booking and I put down my married name instead of my maiden name which is still on my passport. Doh.
As I would then end up with a boarding pass and a passport with different surnames, I assume I have to change it. To do so will cost an unbelievable £100. To make a fresh booking in the right name £71. Can I do this and my married alter ego just not check in (online)?
Can't you just turn up and hope for the best? My friend's name didn't correspond (spelling wise) with that on the online booking someone else had done so we couldn't check ourselves in at the airport.She had to show her driving license to the check in staff. Take along some other id and I would have thought you'd be ok?
God no dont just turn up and hope for the best. This is Ryanair we're talking about here. Call them and check if they will change your name. If they say they will get proof by email. Or ring back and check the name on the booking. If they say they'll do it on the day, dont believe them. Honestly I wouldnt risk it.
Otherwise change your passport - were you never going to do this? Might be a good idea in case you make the same mistake in the future! Would be far more sensible to do that than make a fresh booking - at least you're getting something for your dosh!
i could take marriage certificate to show that Miss Y and Mrs Z are in fact the same person. Going in 2 weeks so prob not enough time to change passport. Driving licence in maiden name too (stubbornly held on to it till kids came along). I dread phoning them, but perhaps I will have too......
Phone and check that taking marriage cert will be ok. Seriously they are rubbish. I once accidently booked two sets of tickets, clearly in the same names, due to computer error (I pressed the back button rather than call them when the pc crashed). They point blank refused to refund me. And calling them costs a fortune. This is the airline that wanted to start charging people to use the in flight loos!!