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potential passport problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by poosemon, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. poosemon

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    i booked a flight from poznan to stansted for my girlfriend who is coming over to england, the problem is her name is Małgorzata, and i have booked it as Malgorzata, do you think that ryanair will stop her? cheers for any help
     
  2. HEADRAT

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    The name has to be what is shown on the passport, they will not let her travel (BTW your OP shows both names spelt the same way Małgorzata, I persume the name you booked it under is different).

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  3. AtreuS

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    So you booked it in her name?? whats the problem?
     
  4. poosemon

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    i booked it without the accent on the l, as it should be ł
     
  5. Melm0

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    i thought that was a bit of dust on the screen and couldn't see the difference :(

    :o
     
  6. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

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    Blimey! didn't even see that, chances are neither will the Ryanair staff!
     
  7. DiG

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    Phone them and ask! They will know better than us!
     
  8. AtreuS

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    I think my screen rez is too high... they both look the same to me!!

    Phone ryanair and let them know... see what they say. I cant see it being a huge problem. Id be tempted to say that their computers have made the error or that someone typed it wrong if they say anything and make a BIG fuss about it.
     
  9. Burnsy2023

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    I severely doubt they'll notice let alone cause any problems.

    Burnsy
     
  10. Spacky

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  11. Charlie Bravo

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    I used to work for Ryanair at STN... it won't be a problem.
     
  12. poosemon

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    cheers for the help, i think i will ring them and ask just to make sure, a name change is £70 so it could be an expensive mistake :(
     
  13. Bill101

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    those mail order brides can end up costing a lot :D j/k
     
  14. HEADRAT

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    The non mail order ones can cost you a packet as well remember ;)

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  15. chimaera

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    Be careful as if you point it out they might say "ooohhhh she won't be able to fly, give us £70 and she will", whereas if you didn't they'd never know :p

    Its up to you but don't presume that they're nice and won't fleece you for cash if they see the oppertunity.
     
  16. Ironic Namesake

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    Shouldn't be a problem.

    Last few times I've been abroad, I've flown under my Dad's name (he has different second name) never had any problems, as of yet.
     
  17. SidewinderINC

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    my actual surname is Piška but every time i travel its always just Piska

    and thats a lot more noticable than that l accent, and i never get any trouble
     
  18. HEADRAT

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    I just think your taking the Piska ;) (sorry very poor but I couldn't resist)!
     
  19. Vonhelmet

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    I doubt they'll make any fuss about it. Just think of all the weird letters on foreign names they get coming in... Swedes, Russians... To say nothing of Chinese people!
     
  20. Charlie Bravo

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    Trust me it will be fine. The Ryanair system can't display certain characters anyway (anything other than whats on a UK keyboard) and so fills that space with other characters.
    Foreign characters send the name to the back of the pax manifest.

    If you still want to ring then it's up to you but personally I wouldn't bother.