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Ticket in Maiden name - Passport in Married

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Hello,

Bare with me, its slightly more complex than the usual above question.

My wife and I are on BA's airmile program, her name is in her maiden name.

However she is now married and her US passport is in her married name.

To make it even more confusing, she was a Mexican citizen when we registered her on the airmile program - her Mexican passport has her maiden name on it to match the ticket.

We are flying international, from Ireland to Boston.

If we bring a marriage licence will this help matters.

Cannot get flight ticket changed, don't think we can check in online either as its with a partner airline, very frustrating.

Any help would be hugely appreciated smile.gif

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Have you tried calling the airline and saying you need to change her last name on the ticket that's what they told me when I got in a situation like that just to call in and they'll change but it can't be like the same day of, you have to call I think at least a day before the flight .

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It is a requirement of all airlines to ensure the tickets match the passport. This is why they ask every time to ensure they match when you book or collect them.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enacted heightened security in 2009, and now airlines must collect Secure Flight data, meaning a passengers name, date of birth and gender. You provide this information at the time of booking your ticket. This information is then matched against the official no-fly list.

Most airlines will be accommodating with a name change, (some may charge a fee).

Request the change as early as possible prior to travel as it takes a while for the changes to be filtered to systems in other countries.

Do not be surprised if you are denied boarding at the check-in counter or at the gate if you fail to make the change.

You can be detained at the airport via security, placed on a no fly list and denied boarding in some circumstances.


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Hi Thanks for the replies.

The issue is, I booked the using my British Airways miles through a British Airways agent, but the flights are actually on a different airline, Aer Lingus - both have continued to say it's simply not possible to change the tickets.

I eventually got through to someone very helpful who basically said she would be annotating the system and making it known about the name discrepency, she even took all our advanced passanger information and updated it, and said bring the marriage licence, but it probably wont be even needed.

Thanks all

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Hi Thanks for the replies.

The issue is, I booked the using my British Airways miles through a British Airways agent, but the flights are actually on a different airline, Aer Lingus - both have continued to say it's simply not possible to change the tickets.

I eventually got through to someone very helpful who basically said she would be annotating the system and making it known about the name discrepency, she even took all our advanced passanger information and updated it, and said bring the marriage licence, but it probably wont be even needed.

Thanks all

I hope you get something in writing regarding the change. I am hearing impaired and was flying to Europe on a European airline, so I called the airline about a month in advance to ask if they can note it on my ticket in their system. First the rep was giving me a hard time and asking me why, but finally said it was done. When I went to check-in the gate agent said there was no record of my disability in their computer.

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Here is the information regarding the cases for my in-laws (wife, their daughter, is the petitioner under the IR-5 category, Parents of a USC):

Submit I-130 (2 petitions) to USCIS on May 30, 2013

USCIS approved the cases on March 10, 2014.

Received notice online from USCIS the cases were sent to NVC on March 17, 2014.

NVC received the cases on March 28, 2014

The case numbers were created on Monday, April 28.

We received the numbers by phone on Friday, May 2.

DS-261 became available on both cases late in the evening on Friday, May 2. Both DS-261 filed on Saturday, May 3.

Received emails to my wife regarding AOS at around 8am on Wednesday, May 7. At the same time received emails that were cc of letters sent to my in-laws. However, the date of all of the letters was Monday, May 5.

Received emails regarding the Immigrant Visa Fee at around 11:15am on Wednesday, May 7. IV fees became available online at around 1pm on Wednesday, May 7. Date of invoice was Tuesday, May 8.

Paid all the fees on Wednesday, May 7 at around 1:15pm.

All fees marked as paid and DS-260 become available sometime late on Friday, May 9.

Dropped off IV and AOS packages (in two different envelopes - 1 for AOS and 1 for IV documents) at the local post office at around 2pm on Saturday, May 10.

Submitted DS-260 (for both cases) around 10am on Sunday, May 11.

Both document packages received by NVC on Monday, May 12 (according to Post Office Tracking - one around 1pm and the other around 4pm. Don't know why they got separated.)

Received checklist email for both cases at 4pm on Thursday, June 12 regarding the IV civil documents

Wife called NVC in the afternoon of Friday, June 13 to inquire about the checklist. Told by a representative they are normal and automatic and not to worry. AOS under review. Call back after Tuesday, June 24.
Received a checklist for my father-in-law on Monday, June 16. NVC reviewed his AOS paperwork, but waiting for the documents the requested the week before.

Wife called NVC in the morning of Tuesday, June 17. Told by the agent they don't have the document requested for dad, and they don't have the AOS package for her mom.

Put in a request with our Senator to get more information. Response was mother-in-law is documentary complete and father-in-law was in document review for the military document.

Wife called NVC on the morning of Tuesday, July 1 and spoke with a supervisor regarding her dad's military document. Supervisor said she would look into it.

Supervisor called us and left a voicemail on the morning of Wednesday, July 9 and stated they have located my father-in-law's military documents. Case sent back to document review.

Per conversation with an agent, the expedited request originally requested by email on July 7, was sent to the Embassy on Thursday, July 10.

Received by postal mail on Thursday, August 21 from our Senator regarding the response of another inquiry. Still the same.

Early in the morning on Friday, August 22:

Wife calls the Embassy and was told the IV section doesn't accept calls, and was given a number in the states that turned out to be scheduling assistance for NIV interviews.

Called NVC as soon as they opened and was told the Embassy denied the expedite request, but the case was completed by NVC on Monday, August 18. Wife inquired about interview scheduling, and was given some good information.

At 5 PM on Thursday, September 11, received the interview letters. Interview is scheduled for the morning of October 9.

Mother-in-law approved. Father-in-law placed in Administrative Processing due to follow-up TB test.

CEAC stated ISSUED for my mother-in-law on October 15. DHL had the package for pick up on October 17 but called the wrong number. Package picked up on October 27.

On December 11 mother-in-law received a phone call from the Embassy that the medical is back for my father-in-law and to DHL his passport to them. Passport sent on December 12.

On December 18 CEAC updated to ISSUED for my father-in-law. My wife is happy!!!! Embassy said they gave it to DHL on December 19

Due to a DHL delay the package did not become available for pick up until December 24. USCIS Immigrant Fee paid the same day.

POE: JFK Terminal 1 - December 26, 2014 - They are finally here!!!

Took them to a local SSA office to get SSN on January 6, 2015. Cards received on January 10, 2015.

Green Cards received by priority mail on January 23, 2015 (four weeks after arrival).

Both went to motor vehicles and got state issued ID cards on April 11, 2015.

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