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Middle Name on Airline Ticket

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Middle Name on Airline Ticket


I'm flying with Qantas from London to Sydney rather soon, and I realised my middle name is not on my ticket. My middle name is in my passport.

I did not book through Qantas, but through tripmonster.no.

I just called Qantas and the woman I spoke with said I needed to have my middle name on the ticket, but that they could not do anything about it as I didn't book through them.

I've travelled in Europe and to the US without my middle name on the ticket numerous times, and in other forum posts here people say it doesn't matter with the middle name even though the airline says so?

Any experience with how strict Qantas is with this?

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1. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

Middle names don't matter.

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2. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

if you search this forum you will see about a 1000 or more posts saying that a middle name is not needed . please go ahead and do that. Always best to search the forum before posting the very same question

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3. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

You'll be fine. I don't know why the rep said otherwise.

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As long as your Last Name / First Name are as per your passport you need not worry on any airlines/route globally.

Also when you are updating your passport details with QF please update your middle name on it. It is sufficient.

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6. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

Here is information from Quantas


"NOTE: Please add your middle name at the time of booking. If you do not add your middle name at the time of booking and it appears on your passport, you will have to call Contact Centres to add APIS to your booking."

APIS is the Advanced Passenger Information System used by airlines.

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7. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

I presume then that Qantas has a field for Middle Name(s) when you book? (I don't know because I have never booked with them).

I don't include my middle name when booking, as I have never seen an online booking form that asks for it.

Still if you can include it as part of API when you check in with Qantas, that would seem to be the work-round here.

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8. Re: Middle Name on Airline Ticket

LJY....this post was started in June and is now 6 months old! I'm guessing the OP has flown by now?

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