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Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

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Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

Hi, one of my friends who was going to magaluf on a package holiday has pulled out, its going to cost quite a bit to change the name on the flights, so much so that it would be cheaper to book a new flight.

My question is this, when we get to magaluf and go to hotel will they only accept the four names orginally booked up or is it just the flights that u must change,

Hope this makes sense

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1. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

You will need to ask the package tour operator that you booked with, it's no good getting to the hotel and finding the other person can't book in and you saying, so and so on Tripadvisor said it would be ok.

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2. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

The hotel WILL have the original names and of course you will have to hand in your passports on check in at the hotel.

You will need to amend both the flight AND hotel, but as you say its a "package" you couldnt do one without the other anyway!

See your travel agent....

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3. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

I think he is saying he still wants the hotel part of the package, but not the flight, as it would be cheaper to book a new flight, independent of the package.

Best be on the safe side and inform whoever you booked with so they can inform the hotel. Although when we have been on a package many years ago they only wanted one passport, but maybe it's different now???

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4. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

As a travel agent i can tell you that if you are on a "package" holiday you cannot change or amend just one aspect of the booking.

If you amend the flight the hotel will automatically be informed and vice versa

In addition you couldnt cancel just the flight and use the hotel ( except with a few specialist companies)

Certainly not with the likes of Thomson for example.

It would be different if the person concerned has a single room. If he is sharing its tricky

Take advice from whoever you booked with as to the best way to proceed from a financial point of view.

In my experience hotels in Spain always take passports on check in even if its just for a few hours

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5. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

I don't get it either. If one has pulled out, it doesn't stop the other three from going, no need to change flights?

I suppose you're saying that you have another friend to take his place? Well, as you've found it, it's cheaper to get a new flight than to change a name on a flight. Which suggests you've booked DIY and not a package. If so, then you just advise the hotel of the names of the guests, as an amendment.

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6. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

Danny. ..

Hope you're reading this.......

As there are many trying to help you here ......especially KJ as he is THE professional who can give you the answer to your question. ..........once you make it clear to what you are asking for?

Many thanks. ...

MANCHESTER-GOLFER

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7. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

Danny said it was a package holiday. He is also going to Vegas.

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8. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

I don't think he is saying he wants to cancel the original flight, he just wants to book a new one for his friend as it works out cheaper than changing the name . So two seats would be paid for on the same flight, one in the new friends name and one in the original one. That is how I understood it???

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9. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

Ok then if that's the case a gamble is called for. 3 go on the original booking as per the plan, and the new guy goes on a newly booked flight, one would assume the same plane/flight.

Then when you get to the hotel, and check in, the 4 passports handed over will be as per the names on the original booking. So that means the Lead Passenger 'borrows' the passport of the one that can't go, and takes it with him, returning it when they come back.

The tour reps at the airport won't be asking for passports (to get on the bus), if you have package tour transfers.

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10. Re: Changing Name on Package Holiday, Help

Mark....

I just hope that the passport he borrows has a picture on it which looks similar to the person who is borrowing it. ....

But I wouldn't take the chance. .

MANCHESTER-GOLFER

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