Question about changing the name on a plane ticket.
January 9, 2009 11:20 AM Subscribe
I need help transferring an already-purchased international airline ticket from me to another person. The travel agent insists this is impossible, and that I will have to eat the $1,700 cost of the ticket. Is there anything I can do?
posted by 4ster to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total)
The flight is March 12 and the airline is KLM. The flight is from JFK to Uganda by way of Amsterdam.
The ticket was purchased through a travel agent in NYC by someone who is coordinating this trip for a group of people going on a study trip.
I have someone who wants very much to take my place on this trip. However, the travel agent is telling the person who is organizing the trip that he cannot simply switch my name to the new person's name on this ticket, and that I will have to eat the cost of the ticket, and then she will have to book a new ticket through him.
FWIW, the reason I am not taking this trip is related to my health, and I can get a letter from my physician to this effect.
I've never been on an international trip before, and I really don't know what my options are.
Thanks in advance for your insight.