In my legal documents, in my passport too my full name is mentioned but while booking the flight ticket i didn't mentioned my full name, just mentioned my first name and the last name because my first name is my surname too. so would that be a problem while boarding in domestic flight?

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    Domestic in which country? Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 11:38
  • Not worth an answer, but for American airlines transatlantic flight, i'm still "eri" , instead of "eric", as long as eveyrthing else is fine...
    – CptEric
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 11:46
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    How do you mean "my first name is my surname too"? That is unclear at least to me.
    – mts
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 14:09
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    @mts same first and last name, think Henry Henry Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 15:24
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    @ElliottTangoFoxtrot. For real examples, try Jerome K. Jerome and Ford Madox Ford.
    – TRiG
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 17:58

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My experience is the following

  • I have three middle names and never use them on any airplane ticket.
  • Many airlines state in their terms & conditions that they require your names for the ticket as it appears on your government official ID (in my case it's with the 3 middle names)
  • I never use my middle name though, and never had an issue. Worth mentioning is the following: on the first part of an e-ticket or your boarding pass, you will usually see only your first and last name, and sometimes not even this.

Also, simple spelling errors in the name don´t matter to anyone in most of the cases.

So, I would say it's not an issue at all, and I´ve travelled in North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania without any problems.

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