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Did you accidentally spell your name wrong when booking a flight with Emirates Airlines? You can still travel with your ticket, but you need to follow Emirates’ name correction policy. Don’t worry! You don’t have to cancel your Emirates Airlines reservation, request a refund, and then make a new booking with the correct name.

If you’re traveling with Emirates and need to correct your name on your flight booking, you can easily make a request. This will allow you to travel without any problems. Let’s learn about the Emirates’ policy for changing passenger names, including the difficulties and challenges involved. 

 

    • Passengers can request to correct up to 4 characters on their first, middle, or last name through Emirates’ name correction service. Don’t mistake the 4 character conditions for being for first, middle, and last names separately. 

    • Emirates does not allow passengers to be swapped on a ticket according to their name change policy. Emirates Airlines does not allow the transfer of ticket ownership. If you need to change the passengers on your Emirates flight booking, you should cancel the existing booking, get a refund, and then make a new booking for the same flight with the correct passengers. 

    • Emirates airline allows passengers to change their first or last name if they have legally changed it due to marriage, divorce, or other legal reasons. 

    • You cannot change the name on a ticket booked with a Skywards Frequent Flyer Reward account according to Emirates Skywards’ name change policy. This rule applies in all situations. You can only change the Emirates name on your Skywards rewards flight booking for up to 4 characters. 

    • Once Emirates processes the name change on your ticket, they will send the corrected name to be issued on the existing booking reference number (PNR). If you want to change your name on an Emirates flight, you will need to pay a fee. You may also need to pay more money if the cost of the flight has gone up since you first booked it. This fee and any additional cost will be charged for each person traveling.

    • Once Emirates has corrected your name, you will need to check in for your flight and choose your seats again. Emirates’ policy for changing ticket names states that you cannot exchange seats between the old and new booking reference numbers (PNR).

    • To get a full refund for a ticket with Emirates, you need to cancel all flight segments associated with the incorrect name before the scheduled departure. This is because of their change of passenger name rule, and it will prevent you from being marked as a no-show. 

    • Emirates requires that the name on the ticket matches the name on the passenger’s government-issued photo ID or passport. If your name doesn’t match your Emirates flight booking, you won’t be allowed to board. 
    • According to Emirates Check-In Policy, you can not do check-in if there is mismatch between ticket name and documents name.

Emirates Ticket Name Change Guidelines

Is it possible to change the name on an Emirates flight ticket? Yes, definitely! It depends on certain circumstances, which we will discuss in this post. These are the guidelines you need to follow when applying for a name change on an Emirates ticket: 

Emirates name correction: Emirates allows passengers to correct up to 4 characters on their first, middle, or last name. This is only possible if the flight is operated by Emirates and the change is made according to their name change policy. 

Emirates middle name change: Emirates allows passengers to change the middle name on their ticket according to their name correction policy. If you need to change the name on your Emirates flight reservation, you will have to pay a fee. You will also need to pay the difference in fare if the new reservation is in a higher class. This is because your new reservation will be based on availability. 

Change Passenger’s First Name: If you want to change your name on an Emirates ticket, you can only do it if you legally changed your name and your new name matches your government-issued photo ID. To confirm their identity, passengers must provide a photo ID.

Passengers would need to pay the fee for changing their name on Emirates flights. If you change your flight to a higher class, you might have to pay more if there are no seats available in your current class. 

Add Title/Suffix/Prefix: Did you forget to include your title in your name? Don’t worry! Emirates has a policy for correcting names. Passengers can add a title, suffix, or prefix to their names, but it must match their government-issued photo ID.

If you need to change the name on a domestic flight booking, you will only be charged the Emirates name change fee.

If you book an international flight and need to change your ticket, you will get a new ticket that is the same or a better class of service. If you change the name on your Emirates ticket, you will need to pay a fee and the fare difference.

Emirates Skywards Name Change: Emirates Skywards Frequent Flyer members can change their name on Emirates bookings by up to 4 characters. Emirates Airlines allows passengers to change their first or last name for free if they have legally changed their name due to marriage, divorce, or other legal reasons. If you change your flight to a higher or the same class, you may have to pay more for the ticket.

Changing Marriage Name: If you change your name after getting married, getting divorced, or legally changing your name, you can ask Emirates to change the name on your ticket. If you need to correct your name on an Emirates flight, there will be a fee. However, this only applies if the flight is operated by Emirates Airlines. 

Emirates Flight Name Change Fee

Emirates allows passengers to change the name on their ticket up to 24 hours before their scheduled departure. If you want to change the name on your Emirates flight ticket, you’ll need to pay a fee. If you also want to cancel your ticket, you’ll need to pay an additional fee. You may also need to pay more money if the cost of the new ticket is higher than your original ticket.

These are the important things you should know about the Emirates ticket name change fee:

 

    • The fee for changing a name on an Emirates ticket depends on the class of service and type of ticket. Sometimes, you may have to pay Emirates name correction charges for each flight segment.

    • If you need to correct your name on an Emirates flight, you’ll have to pay the difference between the price you paid for your original flight and the price of the flight at the time you make the correction. This is Emirates’ policy. 

    • You can only change the passenger name for the entire trip on Emirates. This means you cannot request a name change for just the inbound or outbound flight. 

    • Emirates has a policy for changing names. If you want to change your name more than 24 hours after booking, you will need to pay a fee.

Emirates Name Change Fee Basic fare Best Value Economy Flex Business Basic Business Value Business Flex
Name 250 USD 250 USD 250 USD 200 USD 200 USD 200 USD

Emirates Name Change Process

You can request a name correction for Emirates online or over the phone. Here is a step-by-step guide to help Emirates passengers change the name on their tickets: 

 

    • Online Method

    • Through Phone Number

Online Method: 

These are the steps you can follow to correct or change the name on your Emirates Airlines reservation online: 

 

    • Go to Emirates.com and find the ‘Manage My Booking‘ section. To find your booking, please enter the passenger’s last name and the six-digit booking reference.

    •  To continue, select the ‘Emirates name correction’ tab. Emirates allows passengers to correct up to 4 characters in their first name, middle name, or last name according to their name change policy. 

    • Just to clarify, the 4 characters mentioned earlier are not meant to represent the first name, middle name, or last name individually. 

    • Please enter the passenger’s name exactly as it appears on their government-issued photo ID. Make sure the name on the ticket matches the name on the passport or government-issued photo ID. 

    • When you reach the checkout page, make sure to pay the Emirates name change fee that is required. You should also pay any fare difference that applies. After we correct your name, we’ll send your Emirates booking back to the person who made it. They’ll book your flight in the same or better class, but only if there are available seats. 

    • After you request to correct your name with Emirates, you will get a new e-ticket with the corrected name in your email within 4 hours. 

Through Phone Number: 

These are the steps to correct or change the name on an Emirates Airlines reservation over the phone: 

 

    • Call the Emirates name correction phone number and wait for a flight executive to answer.

    • Give the Emirates Airlines reservation details to the agent and request them to fix the name on your booking.

    • Emirates allows passengers to correct up to 4 characters in their first name, middle name, or last name according to their name change policy. Just to clarify, the 4 characters mentioned earlier do not refer to the 4 characters for first name, middle name, or last name. 

    • The Emirates flight staff will ask for the passenger’s passport or government-issued photo ID to make sure they have the correct name on file.

    • After Emirates corrects the name, passengers will get a new e-ticket with the correct name that matches their government-issued photo ID. 

Emirates Name Change Policy

Emirates’ policy for changing names generally does not permit passengers to change the name on an existing PNR. If you want to change your reservation, you need to cancel your current booking and make a new one based on the current availability. These are the important things to keep in mind when changing your name with Emirates:

How to Change Your Name With Emirates Before Getting Your Ticket?

 

    • Emirates Airlines allows passengers to correct their first name, middle name, and last name by up to four characters. Just to clarify, when we say “four characters,” we don’t mean four characters for each part of a name (first, middle, last). 

    • When you request a correction to a passenger’s name or a space character in Emirates, the title of the passenger is counted as one of the four characters. 

    • You can change a person’s date of birth, passenger type codes, or infant status when making a booking. These changes won’t count towards the limit of 4 characters. 

    • To change the name on an Emirates ticket or family name, or if there are more than 4 characters in the count, passengers should contact Emirates Airlines customer service.

  • If you changed your name legally, and you want to change the name on your Emirates ticket, you need to show us the legal document that proves the name change. This applies to changes in your last name, first name, middle name, title, suffix, prefix, or any combination of these. 

Emirates Flight Change Policy

Emirates Airline Flight Change Policy allows you to change the name, date, time, or destination. You can only change your reservation once, so choose carefully. If your bookings are non-refundable or awarded flights, you cannot make any changes. You can change your same-day reservation up to 24 hours before your flight leaves.

 

 

FAQs

Can I change the name on my Emirates flight ticket if I made a spelling mistake during booking?

You can travel with your ticket. Emirates offers a name correction service that allows passengers to fix up to 4 characters in their first, middle, or last name.

Can I change the name of the passenger on my Emirates flight ticket?

Emirates does not permit passengers to be exchanged on a ticket. To change the passengers on your Emirates flight booking, you should cancel the current booking, get a refund, and then create a new booking with the correct passengers.

Is there a fee for changing the name on an Emirates flight ticket?

Changing the name on an Emirates flight ticket incurs a fee. The fee you’ll pay depends on the type of ticket you have and the class of service you choose. If the flight cost has gone up since you booked it, you might have to pay the difference in fare.

What documents do I need to provide if I legally changed my name and want to change it on my Emirates ticket?

To change your name on your Emirates ticket after a legal name change, you must show a legal document that proves the name change. This applies to any changes you make to your last name, first name, middle name, title, suffix, prefix, or any combination of these.

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