Middle Initial

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  1. Tenmoc
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    Hi all.
    Should the lack of a middle initial on a ticket matter? I know I've flown UA without it before, but it has been a while.
    Thanks
     
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    In my opinion it shall not matter!;)
     
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    I have never had a middle initial on the ticket and my passport does have it listed - I have never had an issue in my WW travels. So I do not think it matters. Some systems do not even support it merging the initial with the name which can really cause confusion.
     
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    I've also flown without my middle initial being on the ticket. I wouldn't worry. Have a great trip!
     
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    I knew MP would make me feel better.

    Thanks all for the answers and confirming what i thought.
     
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    My husband actually doesn't even have a middle initial and we fly United all the time. It has been an issue on some other airlines (Hawaiian) because they didn't have all of our information (mileage number, home address etc.) and he showed up on the no-fly list (or I guess he has a name similar to someone on the list). The issue was resolved after about a 30 minute delay- we actually weren't really even told what was going on at the time, the agent took our ID's to the back room, made a few phone calls, and we were cleared. Since then that has only happened one other time, and it was resolved with a quick call to the supervisor almost immediately. I think as long as you don't have a really common Indian or Middle Eastern name you probably won't be on the list anyway. Other than that, as long as your ticket matches your ID, you should be fine.
     
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