Shortened name on ticket

May 23rd, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Shortened name on ticket

I booked a flight online with Easyjet and used my shortened name Ray, but the name on my passport is Raymond .The surname is the same. Will this be a problem travelling from London UK to Malaga,Spain.
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May 23rd, 2010, 05:41 AM
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In my experience traveling with others who similarly use a shortened name, no, you won't have any problem. If your passport said Raymond but the ticket said Al, that would be a notable difference.

That said, I'm not an official with the BAA or the airline, so you can take my experience only as a single example.
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May 23rd, 2010, 07:06 AM
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A few months ago I got an email from an airline saying the TSA has started requiring a middle name. If they are being that nit-picky I would be quite nervous about using a shortened name. I think you should call the airline and ask just to be on the safe side.

I realize Easyjet is not in the US so our rules don't apply, but I would still ask. You can't be too careful these days.
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Mar 21st, 2012, 07:54 AM
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hey what happened in the end?
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Mar 21st, 2012, 07:58 AM
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I would like to hear an update too but I'm not holding my breath since the OP was a one-time poster.
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