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Title write after my first name on booking reference?

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Title write after my first name on booking reference?

I just received booking confirmation with a flight booked to Melbourne from London in February with a return flight from Bangkok to London 5 months later. When I checked the reference on Etihad, my name is "JOSEPHMR HOOPER" when my name is "JOSEPH HOOPER" but the title is attatched to my first name.

I contacted Etihad and they said it shouldn't be an issue but they cant guarantee is 100%. I booked with a 3rd party source and they said that from their ends details are fine.

Has anyone experienced this before? Will i be denied entry for my flight?

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rural West Aussie
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1. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Lots of airlines print them out that way. Don't stress.

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2. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Its common to see that and a hangover from very, very old systems where every character was important and so spaces often weren't used.

Every flight I have flown on in the last 5 years has had my name and title like that on the boarding pass.

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3. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Okay great, I shouldn't worry too much then!

Oregon
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4. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Don't worry at all!

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5. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Do you think it'll be okay in a foreign airport like Bangkok or Abu Dhabi?

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6. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

Yes you will be ok, travellers in those countries have titles on their names too.

Cambridge, United...
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7. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

<<Do you think it'll be okay in a foreign airport like Bangkok or Abu Dhabi?>>

I mentioned every boarding pass in the last five years that I have had have been like that - in this case I can include Thai ones from Bangkok and, while not Abu Dhabi, it does include Qatar Airways ones that they saw in Doha - so in the nearby region they can be used in that format.

The system is international not western/European specific and so they are also used to seeing them in that format all over the world. I echo the sentiments In posts #4 and #6.

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8. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

The question here is why customer service people don't know what they do and decieve travelers? They can't guarantee it will be OK to travel...

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9. Re: Title write after my first name on booking reference?

With every flight booking I have my name seems to be formatted either BILLYMR NOMATES or NOMATES BILLYMR

i wouldn't worry about it.

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