Name Problem on Airline Ticket (International Travel)

Posted: February 14, 2016 in Thank You

The name on my passport is JANE OCEAN (1st & 2nd names) AUSTIN (middle mame) POWERS (surname). During my first flight from Cebu-Singapore-Munich (via SilkAir and Singapore Airlines), I had my full first name on my plane ticket as JANE OCEAN POWERS. Then, on my next trip to Munich, my sister was the one who booked my ticket online and because in Germany it’s not normal to have 2 names, she only had my name on the ticket as JANE POWERS. I panicked. My sister said it’s ok because she too has a second name (yey, mom!) but she does not include it when she books her international flights, so does my brother. But, you see, I was thinking it would not be a problem for someone who travels from a first world country. It might sound a bit irrelevant but you must admit it makes sense. 

I searched online if it happened to others too, it did, they were able to travel– but it’s only their middle names that are not on their tickets. They have no second names. I emailed 

 customer service. The response made me panic even more. It said that the name on my plane ticket must be exactly how it appears on my passport. I guess they too in Singapore have no second names. 

Flight date came. I went to the check-in counter and the lady handed me 2 boarding passes. 

So yes, you don’t need to put your second name on your plane tickets for international flights. It’s still best that you do though. 


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