Do You Need To Put Your Middle Name On Airline Tickets?

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    I received an email from a reader a couple of days ago who was worried because he booked an award ticket and his middle name didn't appear on it. Most airlines do say that the name on the ticket has to exactly match the name on the government issued ID. And that can be intimidating, since I don't think anyone wants their trip ruined before they can even get on a plane. So in practice how closely does the name on your ticket have to match the name on your government issued ID? Here's what you should know in general: Even if you enter your first, middle, and last name when booking a ticket, the "surface" of the ticket (the e-ticket receipt, etc.) may not actually show that. Different airlines have different reservations platforms, so they display reservations differently. Furthermore, some agents have different interpretations of having full names on a ticket: The post Do You Need To Put Your Middle Name On Airline Tickets? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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