Airline Ticket missing letter in last name

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Feb 27, 2019
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I have a reward ticket on SAS from Washington Dulles to Copenhagen where I change to Thai - Copenhagen to Bangkok and then Bangkok to Hanoi. I noticed today my last name is missing an "o" in the spelling of Gregory. I fly on March 1! I called Air Canada - i used my Aeromiles and they said they could do nothing except cancel and rebook. the business class I have booked is not available. I called the airlines directly and they said the same thing or I could chance it. I have read some forums that minor misspellings like this are often not reason to prevent from flying. Is it worth the risk or should I suck it up and fly coach?
 

weihlac

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I would accept a coach ticket. Otherwise, you run the risk of being denied boarding on your first flight, or even worse, denied boarding on subsequent flights in either leg of your trip. Your last name does not match your passport and they can certainly deny you boarding. If you are willing to risk denied boarding show up very early and take your chances.
 
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Wow this is a tough one. I would be more concerned about the Thai flights — they seem fairly strict and have a no correction policy.
 
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The schedules could still be in a state of flux.
Flights are taking a little longer because of the reroute. But the problem for the OP is that they seem to want to travel and the concern is over the missing letter. If the OP does not want to travel the longer flight time may make for a reason to cancel as there is another connection -- but then the trip is off.
 
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