Minor name change (spelling) after ticketing on partner airlines

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  1. lichenlt
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    I booked an award reservation for my family using United miles on partner airlines (TG & SQ), but stupid as I was, I spelled the first name wrong (very minor, two letters). Now I called United, the agent told me that they couldn't change the name. The only option was to pay $150 to redeposit the miles and book again. Is that true? Do I have any other options? Thank you.
     
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    Try calling back a few times. Technically it is a cancel and rebook.
     
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    No name changes after ticketing. Whether or not the misspelling is material is another matter. What's the misspell?
     
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    Not trying to rub salt in the wound, but this is why I'm a fan of placing awards on hold, logging into the reservation online and reviewing the details, and then calling back to ticket.
     
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    I called three times and none of them was willing to waive the fee. so I ended up paying the fee to redeposit the miles. Now, the last segment of my round-trip itinerary doesn't show I class available. Can I book it in X and wait till I class opens up and change it to I since the total miles were calculated based on I itinerary? Will there be a fee to make such a change?
     
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    I was going to put it on hold, but didn't find the hold button. I only learned later that there is a trick to hold the ticket for 24hrs.
     
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    How significant were the wrong letters? I've had awards booked one or two of many times and have never woried about it.
     
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    The wrong spelling was something like Kuongmeng, while the correct one should be Kuongmao. I just couldn't risk it.
     

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