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You just booked your flight, you’re getting excited, but you just realized that when you printed out your ticket, you have found out that they have spelled your name wrong.  So what is going to happen?  What are they going to do?

Since airlines are rather strict with airline tickets, as well as your order, you’re going to find that every airline is different.  Let’s take a look at what is going to more than likely happen with your scenario.

#1 Call up the airline: Before you get to the airport, you’re going to want to call up, and explain your situation.  9 times out of 10, you’re going to find out that they will be able to help you settle it over the phone.  This isn’t the case all the time though.  You will want to make sure that you call up to avoid any delays in the airport itself.

#2 How bad is the misspelling? If there is one letter off, you will find that most of the time, you will be fine, but if it’s saying something along the lines of, “Bob”, when it should be, “Greg”, you will find that this will pose a problem 99% of the time.  The lesson here is that as long as you’re a letter or so off, you will be fine.

How can they fix it?

If the problem is extreme, the airline company will more than likely charge you a fee.  Yes, we all know that airlines do charge fees, and the same will go with the airline ticket.  Depending on the airline, this will range from $20+ to fix the issue.    And yes, they will blame you most of the time, even if it’s their fault.

In the end, as long as the spelling isn’t that far off, and you talk with the airline, you will find that no issues will arise.  Again, make sure that you call, so that you can set things straight, before heading to the airport.