Newlywed Margarita Lewinter’s TAP Air Portugal ticket, booked through Expedia, is in her maiden name. Neither TAP Air Portugal nor Expedia is willing to change her ticket. Her husband asks our advocates for help. “Here’s why you shouldn’t change your name after you buy an airline ticket”
After upgrading to business class on his TAP Portugal flight returning from Lisbon, James Quebbeman thought he would receive a refund on the extra baggage and preferred seats he had to pay for when he bought his economy ticket. Can we help him get it? “I upgraded to Business Class. Shouldn’t I receive a refund on my prepaid bags?”
When the name on Robert Hofman’s airline reservation does not match his passport, Expedia dismisses his request for a correction. He is worried he will be denied boarding. Will this really be a problem? “The name on my ticket does not match my passport. Will this be a problem?”
Booking an international flight on multiple airlines with separate itineraries can be risky. The potential for problems can far outweigh the savings.
Elizabeth Marini found this out the hard way. Her parents purchased her a ticket on TAP Portugal flying out of John F. Kennedy International Airport. She then booked her connecting flight from Boston to JFK on a separate itinerary on Delta Air Lines.
This became the precursor for her distressing trip. “Why you should never, ever book your flights this way”