In my passport, my name is Firstname middlename1 middlename2 lastname, and in the ticket is LASTNAME/FIRSTNAME MR.

Will be a problem? I'll travel from Brazil to Bali, Indonesia and according to the agency I bought the ticket from, there's no problem and it's common.

The airline is Qatar Airlines and I have looked this link, which says that the passenger name can't be changed after the booking has finished.

But I don't know if it is a problem.

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    After being admonished to include my full middle name by United, they just print it as (e.g. given 'Fred Rogers Smith') "Smith, Fredr"
    – Nick T
    Jan 29, 2018 at 16:50

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It's fine, as long as the first and last name are correct. I also have several middle names that I never use anywhere, and it has never caused any problems.

  • Even if it appear in the passport?
    – fdam
    Jan 29, 2018 at 12:43
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    @fdam: yes, they're all in my passport Jan 29, 2018 at 13:03
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    @fdam yes, like many people in France I have several middle names, they appear in my passport, and they never appear on plane tickets, and I’ve never had a problem on any of the 5 continents.
    – jcaron
    Jan 29, 2018 at 13:05
  • And also note that many Indonesians in Bali are in the same situations, having long (more than 3 words) name, which usually don't fit in the ticket.
    – justhalf
    Jan 29, 2018 at 19:43
  • Yup. My documentation is <first><middle><last>, I've flown on <first><last> tickets before. Jan 30, 2018 at 6:01

I have two surnames. Usually, my tickets have only last surname and first name. Also, I already had tickets printed my first name and my two last names without space. I never had any issue on that.


Before I ask this question here I sent an e-mail to Qatar Airlines and they also answer my question as below:


Thank you for contacting Qatar Airways.

With regard to your email, please be advised that Qatar Airways check in counter will be checking the first name and last name of the passenger only, thus if passenger has a multiple names or middle names which are not reflecting in the ticket, it is still considered as good for travel.

We thank you for taking the time to communicate with us and we look forward to welcome you aboard.

Yours sincerely, Qatar Airways Support

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