Is it possible to change the passenger name?

Modified on Wed, 17 May 2023 at 08:44 PM

Only very few airlines allow a name change, especially a change of person, after the ticket has been issued.

One of the main reasons is security. Airlines need to ensure that the person listed on the ticket is actually the person who will be boarding the flight. If someone could easily change the name on their ticket, it could lead to someone else using the ticket and potentially jeopardizing security.

Another reason is the complexity of ticket processing systems. When a name change is made, all the systems involved need to be updated, which requires time and resources. Additionally, this can lead to errors and confusion, especially when it comes to travel with international connections or airlines that work with partners.

Therefore, airlines typically only allow name changes in certain cases, such as for typos or misspellings in the name, marriages or divorces, a death in the family, or if the passport or other identification document has been stolen.

In any case, it is always best to contact the airline to find out if a name change is possible and what conditions and fees apply.

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