I entered my brother's short name, Abhi, instead of Abhimanyu. Can he travel on this ticket or should I get the name corrected?

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    The authorities cannot correct this, it is the airline doing this. If you booked with an airline having a 24-hour free cancellation policy, the best way to proceed is to cancel the ticket. Otherwise, does your brother have another form of ID that actually carries the nickname and that is valid for travel on that trip? Finally, it is important where the ticket is going to: the USA are, for instance, very strict about the name exactly matching to the one on the passport. The safe course of action is to pay the change fee with the airline to get the name corrected.
    – DCTLib
    Jul 17 '18 at 12:08
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    what kind of ticket?
    – Dirty-flow
    Jul 17 '18 at 12:17
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    Preferably contact the airline ASAP. Even if they don't have a 24-hour free cancellation policy (many European airlines don't), they might have a 24-hour window for minor corrections. e.g. Ryanair allows "minor name changes" for free, or they might be willing to waive the fee.
    – Sabine
    Jul 17 '18 at 12:59
  • I suppose you mean 'a ticket' and not 'an etiquette' (label, tag)? Jul 19 '18 at 12:32
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    @DavidRicherby I agree, a better approach, ty.
    – Giorgio
    Jul 29 '18 at 17:11

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