Is there any problem if the last name prints first then the first name in international air ticket?

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    ticket? boarding pass? emailed itinerary? What are you seeing and what did you expect to see or usually see? Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 18:59
  • I wrote them in reverse (first name in last name form and vice-versa) on a Ryanair ticket and boarded regularly. Maybe it just passed unnoticed, since everything was written correctly =) Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 16:31
  • Rahul, it will not be a problem. Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 12:40

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If you mean "Ms Jane Doe" getting reversed into "DOE/JANEMS" like the boarding pass below, that's completely normal:

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(courtesy Heb on Wikimedia Commons)


As a Brit I use my married name, but on the Continent they address me by my maiden name or both names. So I got a passport with both names. My credit card has both names, but in a different order! So I often end up with tickets that have my names in a different order to my passport. This is never an issue, as I think airlines and security have to be aware that conventions vary so same names, different order has to be accepted.

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