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Air Asia - Middle Name required on booking?

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Air Asia - Middle Name required on booking?

I have booked a group of people on Air Asia from Perth to Bali and only used the 'First Name' and 'Surname' as per the Air Asia booking form requirements. I've spoken to a few different people about this, and some say you do need to use middle names and others say that you don't! I've contacted Air Asia and they say I need to add all of the names as per the passport so I'm a little annoyed that their booking forms don't state this! I have flown with them once before and used only my first name and surname without a hassle - I just don't want to get to the airport and be slugged with fees to change all of the names on the bookings! Has anyone flown with Air Asia recently and NOT used middle names?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Air Asia - Middle Name required on booking?

I've not flown Air Asia but middle names have never been required on any airline I've ever flown - as long as the first/last names on the ticket match those on the passport then you should be ok.

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You book using the first name & surname AS PRINTED IN THE PASSPORT.

Don't put "Bob" if the passport name says "Robert" even if "Robert" is his Sunday name and only used by his mother when he's in trouble.

Don't put "James" if the passport name says "Derek" or "Derek James" even if he's known to all and sundry (even his mother) as "James"

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In some 50 years of travelling by air, I have not once had a ticket that showed my middle name.

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4. Re: Air Asia - Middle Name required on booking?

Don't worry. I've flown Air Asia before without using my middle name.

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