Ryanair -Christian name mis-spelt

Discussion in 'Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines' started by Corkonian71, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Corkonian71

    Corkonian71 Guest

    Horror of horrors -Ive looked at my flight itinerary and realised that Ive slightly misspelt my Christian name eg Seain rather than Sean. Surname is Ok. What should I do if anything???
     
  2. Padraigb

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    You could stay at home.

    Even the most mean-spirited Ryanair employee won't punish you for this.
     
  3. margaret1

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    Corkonian, just ring Ryanair customer service number. If they consider the small mis spelling would cause a problem they will reopen you boarding card and you can amend and reprint. Ryanair were really helpful when I typed a passport number incorrectly..and the best thing..they obliged FREE of charge.
     
  4. Padraigb

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    For such a trivial typo, I wouldn't bother.
     
  5. enoxy

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    I printed out my boarding pass a few years back and mistakenly chose Iceland rather than Ireland as my country of origin. I chanced it at the airport and nothing was said.
     
  6. Oscaresque

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    Ryanair and Aer Lingus allow one letter to be different on ticket then on passport so this should be ok. They will also edit one letter for free so try ringing them if you're nervous about it.
     
  7. ajapale

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    A few years ago I had a one letter error in my name (an extra e was inserted). I was travelling with City Jet and the flight was over suscribed. The bumped me off the flight. The next flight was four hours later.
     
  8. undo

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    No such risk with Ryanair. They do not overbook as a matter of policy.
     
  9. dmos87

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    say Nothing and chance it.
     
  10. rascal14

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    Ryanair (as a general policy) do not charge for ammendments if there are only one or two mispelled letters, all it takes is a 3 minute phone call. Better to be safe than sorry! Dont chance it! Nothing worse than turning up at the airport and refused! Hope this helps!
     
  11. Corkonian71

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    Thanks for all the replies ...I think I'll give them a call...
     
  12. ecstatic

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    i have had this before download the eticket and edit it.

    open in new webpage etc save webpage offline and change the name.

    no bothers etc they check the boarding pass against the passport not the computer against the passport;
     
  13. daisy164

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    Hi

    We booked flights with Ryanair last night to travel in two weeks time and I've just realised that stupidly I've used the name people call me (Trisha) and not my name as on my passport of Patricia. Major panic so we've trawled Google and landed on this forum.

    Do you think they will let me amend it and not charge a fortune to do it. It's not as if it's a different surname and in reality only a few letters need to be changed.

    Can anybody advise based on your experience? Or offer any advice as to what I should do?

    Thanks
     
  14. colin79ie

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    Last year, my wife put her intitials the wrong way around on the booking for Ryanair. She is known by her middle name. So, she put AB instead of BA.

    Ryanair charged us a hundred euro to change it back. They said we could 'take the chance' at the airport but they couldn't guarantee that she would get on the flight. We paid as we were travelling with kids to a wedding abroad.

    If I were you I would ring and check with them. It all depends on who you get on the phone as far as I can see.
     
  15. tenchi-fan

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    you should have took the chance. That was a waste of money.
     
  16. colin79ie

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    They took the chance on the Titanic. That didn't work out too well!;)
     
  17. tenchi-fan

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    bad example. she could easily have boarded the flight
     
  18. colin79ie

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    She did, although it was raining and there was a guy in front of her on the aircraft stairs with one crutch. I thought it might be gout. She wasn't so sure.

    To cut a long story short, she..
     
  19. fizzelina

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    Ring them and get it changed, you will have to pay a fee. This is fair enough since Trisha is a different name than Patricia (as opposed to Sean and Seain) I know it's your name you use but when booking it clearly states to use your passport name.
     
  20. undo

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    I agree with those who say "it depends on the person you get". Ryanair seem to have an (unofficial) policy that genuine typos/spelling mistakes get fixed for free. Anything that even remotely smells of an actual name change attracts a fee. Whether they see Trisha -> Patricia as a typo or a name change will depend on the person you get. You definitely should sort it out though. Some people fix such mistakes by editing the boarding pass PDF file... but that is taking a risk for sure.