Could a few pesky letters mess me up at airport security?
July 11, 2008 8:10 AM Subscribe
Will I be able to board a plane if the name on my boarding pass is slightly different from my legal name?
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm visiting some friends in another state next month, and one of them very kindly offered to buy me a plane ticket. Yay! Unfortunately, he misspelled my legal name when he booked my flight... my name is something like "Arianna Hamon", and he bought a ticket for "Ariane Hamon" (I never go by my full name... my family and friends all call me Ari, so few bother to learn the long version of my first name). Those aren't the "real" names, but they're extremely similar.
Is there any way that this could pose a problem for me when I'm going through airport security? I know that tons of newlyweds go through this sort of thing on their honeymoons, but they usually have a new husband there to vouch for them, whereas I'm a Middle Eastern female, traveling alone.