Monday, July 6, 2015

Air ticket-ID conflict? What really happens

A daily e-mail from Rick Seaney, CEO of Farecompare.com, today has a useful report on what one of his employees learned when she booked an airline ticket for her husband, and the name she used didn't conform to what was on his driver's license. What really happens under the government's policy of requiring an exact match of ID and ticket if you make a minor mistake, such as adding a middle initial when that's not on the ID? The answer the employee got from Delta and TSA: It shouldn't be a problem. Read the full story here.

Air ticket-ID conflict? What really happens

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A daily e-mail from Rick Seaney, CEO of Farecompare.com, today has a useful report on what one of his employees learned when she booked an airline ticket for her husband, and the name she used didn't conform to what was on his driver's license. What really happens under the government's policy of requiring an exact match of ID and ticket if you make a minor mistake, such as adding a middle initial when that's not on the ID? The answer the employee got from Delta and TSA: It shouldn't be a problem. Read the full story here.

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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