An Aeroméxico website mystery

Adelyn Hernandez booked tickets for her sister-in-law and her nephew on Aeroméxico’s website. Her sister-in-law was concerned because her legal name on her passport shows a middle name. The problem? Hernandez says there was no field to add a middle name, and now Aeroméxico wants an additional $300 to correct the tickets. Can we help?

Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?

The Department of Transportation fined airlines $4.5 million and issued 23 consent orders in 2016. But it isn’t clear whether these actions are benefitting the passengers they’re supposed to protect. Industry watchers say the numbers don’t tell the full story — something you already know if you’ve flown this year.

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