So basically I have 2 names, “Ivy Maxine”. I put on my ticket “Ivy (Middle) Tejerero (Surname) Cuarteros”. Is there any problem with this? I don’t want to refund because they have a refund fee. I'm from the Philippines, going to Germany.

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    Does this answer your question? Bought a ticket with Finnair, didn't enter my middle name Commented Mar 26 at 9:36
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    I doubt it matters, but for completeness which airline(s)? I have 2 given names and 1 family (surname/last) name. When booking, including my 2nd given name has always been optional.
    – Traveller
    Commented Mar 26 at 10:31
  • Generally it doesn't matter, but some airlines (particularly certain budget carriers) may have stricter rules: when booking you do sometimes see text saying something like "the name must match that on your passport exactly" and if you do there might be trouble.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Mar 26 at 11:13
  • My airline is China airline and i have heard that the refund system is so slow that’s why im so worried regarding this😩 Commented Mar 26 at 11:58
  • Do you also have two family names? I would be more concerned about the family names going into the right spot, and making sure that matches what's on your travel documentation (passport, visa, etc.). See One last name in Passport, Two last names in plane ticket
    – shoover
    Commented Mar 26 at 20:44

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In my experience, airlines are more lenient with this at check-in than you would think they would be after reading their policies. (I have a long three-word second given name that I avoid using whenever I can because it just confuses people.)

I think the worst case scenario is probably that they make you pay for the change at check-in, but more likely they don't. There's no point in paying the change fee now to avoid the chance of having to pay it later.


I think to avoid any unexpected inconvenience at the checkin/immigration counter, you must follow the way it is mentioned on your passport and ID card issued by your country.

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    This is not always true, as mentioned in the comments to the question and also does not really answer the question.
    – Willeke
    Commented Mar 28 at 5:00

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