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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 23:32
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Will I have a problem with my flight booking?

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I booked a trip on Thai, and their new updated app has Ms as default when inputing your name details. Usually the box is blank, and you select Mr, Mrs or Ms, but I missed it.

 

So I have a flight booked BKK to Melb next month, the name is correct, but I'm listed as a Ms and not a Mr. Will I have a problem at check-in with this issue?

 

I emailed Thai Airways support asking if I may be refused boarding at check-in? They declined to answer but wanted an extra 2000bht to change my ticketing name. My name is correct, but only the title of Ms is wrong.. Will I have a problem, or should I wear high heels?? My fare was about 17,000bht..

 

Please only reply with certainty, not guess work.. I don't want to be refused boarding.. Thanks..

 

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In Thailand, nothing is certain... well, other than nothing is certain.
 
If you have an issue, indicate to the airway person that you entered "Mr." Blame the "Ms." on a software issue with their booking system.
 
Seriously, you probably will not have any trouble.
I mentioned that to them, and originally they said the onus was on me to check everything I input first.. They are now having someone check the booking process now for me.. I did mention with MAS, Air Asia and Jetstar that the title box is always blank, so you must make a selection.. I've never had this issue before, but to spend another 2k Thb I think is a bit rich..

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Best will be to to a Thai shop, there are several of them around and sorted it out there and than...

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You should just pay to change it and have peace of mind. I made a similar error once with Air Asia. After some chatter amongst themselves they changed it on the spot at the baggage drop off point/check in at Swampy. Not worth the risk though if it's a long haul flight.

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Yes you will have a problem.

Airline regulations say the title should match your passport.

If you had spoken to them immediately after making the booking they should (in theory) have changed it for you with a Mai

Pen Rai. But this should have been checked, spotted and corrected immediately. 

Not by email.

In this time of various airline fees its usual for most airlines to charge for any change.

However IATA regulations also state that air tickets are non-transferable. So in charging a fee for changing your title, when it's obviously the same person is in controvention of their own terms.

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100% sort it out now, you don't need any drama at check in, I missed a letter out my wife's first name and they weren't going to let her on the flight, only after a load of feet stomping and tears, that was off me by the way, that they let her on.

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Most passports show "M" or "F" for sex..  There is no distinction between Ms, Miss, or Mrs, since these are purely arbitrary titles. 

 

Preference to use the title Mr. even if you are actually female, or vice versa as in your case, should not be a problem.

 

BWTFDIK.

 

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Yes you will have a problem.
Airline regulations say the title should match your passport.
If you had spoken to them immediately after making the booking they should (in theory) have changed it for you with a Mai
Pen Rai. But this should have been checked, spotted and corrected immediately. 
Not by email.
In this time of various airline fees its usual for most airlines to charge for any change.
However IATA regulations also state that air tickets are non-transferable. So in charging a fee for changing your title, when it's obviously the same person is in controvention of their own terms.
Thanks everyone for their suggestions and advice.. I phoned Thai Airways CS and they said I most likely would have an issue, so I paid the 2000bht to get the error in my title fixed.. What I wasn't happy about, was having to give my ccv no. over the phone with my c/c details to charge the additional fees to. Name, card details and expiry weren't sufficient for her.. I believe it could be a big security risk divulging my ccv to her on the phone.

At the same time I inquired about changing flights to a different date for 2 different bookings because my GF and I were on different flights to Melb due to one being booked early before GF Oz visa had been approved. Airfares were the same, only 2 seats available, and CS effortlessly changed both ticketing to new flight at no extra charge..
Her English was great , everything done in 5 mins. New ticketing emailed to me 10 min later.
10/10 for their CS..

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I'm going to put a temporary block on my card for 15 days just in case someone tries to use it with the ccv..
Maybe I'm worrying over nothing, but just to be on the safe side..

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Ouch. 2000 baht. I screwed up and let the auto fill on my computer put my given names in for a Vietnam Airlines flight and it just used my initials.  They corrected my name for no charge.  I really like Vietnam Airlines. Too bad about Thai.

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Many foreign airlines use US TSA rules for their own security screening, perhaps even necessary where flights connect with or pass through the US.

TSA requires you to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender for the purpose of watch list screening, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. section 114, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and 49 C.F.R. parts 1540 and 1560. 

Under the Under Secure Flight program, passengers will be required to provide their name, gender, and date of birth when making a reservation to fly. The gender provided when making the reservation should match the gender indicated on the passenger’s government-issued identification.

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Many foreign airlines use US TSA rules for their own security screening, perhaps even necessary where flights connect with or pass through the US.
TSA requires you to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender for the purpose of watch list screening, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. section 114, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and 49 C.F.R. parts 1540 and 1560. 
Under the Under Secure Flight program, passengers will be required to provide their name, gender, and date of birth when making a reservation to fly. The gender provided when making the reservation should match the gender indicated on the passenger’s government-issued identification.
My Thai GF's title in her PP is Ms.
My Oz PP doesn't list title, only gender M or F.

It does make sense from a security POV to have gender on booking and PP match.

BTW, 12 mths ago I booked a domestic flight with GF. I stuffed up here by entering Mr on her booking. Wasn't a problem then using Thai ID card, but not international..

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