JetBlue allows name corrections for free under the correction policy. Any change of name that does not fall under the JetBlue name correction policy is treated as a name change. According to the JetBlue name change policy, name changes are not permitted on the PNR after a ticket has been issued. However, you’re allowed to transfer your ticket to another passenger if you book a new PNR, pay the increased fare and the flight change fee at the time of rebooking.
JetBlue Name Change Policy vs JetBlue Name Correction Policy
The airline’s name change policy is different from its name correction policy. The name change policy does not allow a change of name after you’ve purchased your ticket. However, name corrections are permitted under the airline’s name correction policy. Name changes that do not meet the airline’s name correction policy fall under name change policy.
- According to the JetBlue name change policy, you’re not allowed to make name changes on your PNR after ticketing (i.e., you’ve paid for your ticket). However, you’re allowed to use your ticket for another passenger if you book a new ticket and pay the new fare in addition to the current flight change fee.
- Name changes (as described above) are only permitted if the airline carrier is JetBlue (B6/279) and all flights on your ticket are operated or validated by JetBlue (B6/279) and/or an OA Interline JetBlue Partner.
- To make your ticket transferable to another passenger and thus make a name change on your ticket (in favor of that passenger), you must:
- Cancel your ticket and leave your ticket open, and
- Book a fresh PNR for the new passenger on a current fare, and
- Use your open ticket for processing a voluntary exchange/reissue of the ticket, and
- Pay the change fee and fare difference applicable at the time of reissue
The JetBlue name correction policy permits a one-time name correction free of charge, as long as:
- There’s no change of passenger involved, and
- You’re not making any other changes to your flight, travel date, fare class, or code
Is a Change of Name on a Ticket Permitted on JetBlue?
A change of name on a ticket is not permitted after the ticket/PNR has been issued.
However, you can:
- Transfer your ticket to another passenger after you book a new PNR and pay the new fare in addition to the prevailing flight change fee when you rebook your flight.
- Make a one-time name correction for free as long as you’re not:
- Substituting or changing passengers, and
- Changing your flight, travel date, fare class, or fare code
What is the JetBlue Name Correction Policy?
According to the name correction policy, name corrections are permitted up to once for free, subject to the following conditions:
- Name corrections are permitted only as long you don’t substitute one passenger for another. Substitution of passengers is considered a name change and will be subject to name change policy.
- You can make a name correction only under the conditions below:
- The validating carrier is JetBlue (B6/279).
- All of the flights indicated on your ticket are validated and/or operated by JetBlue (B6/279).
- Your ticket is reissued up to once for name correction. If you make any additional name correction, it will be considered a name change and will be subject to the change fees in addition to the fare difference.
- The name correction does not include any changes to your:
- Flight, travel date, fare class, and/or fare basis codes. If the original fare is not available, you must book your flight in the lowest fare class available without changing your original fare basis code.
- Birth date or gender, both of which are considered a name change and will be subject to JetBlue name change policy. However, a minor change to your birth date is permitted due to booking errors, provided your name is not being changed.
- You can make a minor name correction mid-travel to ensure that the name on your ticket matches the name on your passport/government-issued ID.
- Only one name per passenger is permitted. Additional changes are subject to name change policy.
Name Correction Policy for B6/279 Only Tickets
- The JetBlue name correction policy for corrections relating to misspellings on B6/279 flights includes corrections:
- To the first, middle, and/or last name
- From nickname to legal name
- To inverted names
- Such as adding a middle name
- Adding another last name
- The following types of name corrections to a new legal name are permitted on B6/279 flights: legal name corrections due to marriage, divorce, and adoption.
Name Correction Policy for Mid-travel Tickets
JetBlue permits name corrections due to misspellings and new legal name changes if the error could not be corrected before the first leg of the journey. JetBlue name correction policy permits name modifications to ensure that the name on your ticket matches the name on your valid ID/passport, as long as your gender and birth date remain unchanged.
- The name correction will either be made on the original ticket/PNR or, if that’s not possible, a new PNR will be issued with the correct name.
- JetBlue will book you on the same fare class and if that cannot be done, you will be booked in the lowest fare class available (but your original fare class will not be changed).
- The new name re-entered on the SFPD (Secure Flight Passenger Data) must have the same birth date as that on your original flight booking, as the TSA does not permit a change of name and birth date at the same time. For more information, refer to the TSA website.
JetBlue Name Correction Policy for B6 Tickets on Interline/Codeshare Flights
Even if you purchased your ticket from a travel agent, the name correction policy allows travel agents to make minor name corrections to B6/279 tickets for Interline/Codeshare flights including reissuing or exchanging tickets (in most cases) without penalties subject to approval from JetBlue and the partner airline.
- Name corrections do not include a change of passenger, which is considered a name change and is subject to the JetBlue name change policy as described above.
- Name corrections on interline/codeshare flights are only allowed on these conditions:
- The validating carrier is JetBlue (B6/279).
- All the flights indicated on your ticket are validated and/or operated by JetBlue (B6/279) and/or an OA Interline JetBlue Partner.
- The operating airline approves the name correction, failing which it will be treated as a name change and subject to the name change policy.
- The ticket is reissued up to once for name correction. Additional name corrections will be treated as a name change and attract a change fee plus the fare difference.
- You do not make any changes to your flight, travel date, fare class, or fare basis code.
- Minor corrections to names are permitted mid-travel to ensure that they match the name on the valid legal ID/passport only if the operating airline agrees.
- No change can be made to the birth date and gender along with a name correction. Name corrections along with a change in DOB and/or gender will be considered a name change and subject to JetBlue name change policy.
- A minor change to the birth date is permitted only in case of booking errors if the name is not being changed.
- Only one name correction per passenger is allowed. Additional changes will be treated as name changes and will be subject to name change policy.
How to Change Name on JetBlue Ticket?
To change or correct the name on a JetBlue ticket, you must call JetBlue by phone or contact a JetBlue ticketing office in your area. When requesting a name change or correction, be sure to have valid supporting documentation ready as proof.
Can I make JetBlue Name Correction Online?
To make a name correction on JetBlue, you will have to either call JetBlue or visit JetBlue’s ticket center in your city, along with valid legal documentation as proof. You cannot make a name correction online.
What about JetBlue Name Change After Marriage?
JetBlue permits name changes after marriage. In most cases, you will not be charged a name change fee if you can present valid legal proof, such as a marriage certificate. However, if your ticket includes an interline/codeshare flight, the operating carrier must approve the name change/correction. If not, it’ll be treated as a name change and you will have to rebook your ticket at the prevailing prices and pay the change fee.
What is the JetBlue Name Change Fee?
If you’re just making a one-time name correction (which includes misspellings, typos, and legal name change due to marriage, divorce, or adoption) and not any other changes, you will not be charged any name change fee. Any additional correction will be treated as a name change and will be subject to the JetBlue name change policy (and thus chargeable).
If you’re making changing a passenger’s name, birth date, change of flight, fare class, or fare code, it will be treated as a name change and will be subject to the JetBlue name change policy. In such a scenario, the name change fee will be equal to the flight change fee, and you will have to pay the fare difference as well.
Under such circumstances, the JetBlue name change fee will be equal to the flight change fees, as indicated below.
- If you’re changing flights at least 1 day before departure, the change fee is:
- Nil for Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint fares
- USD 100 for Blue Basic fares
- If you’re changing flights on the day of travel, the change fee is:
- USD 75 for Blue, Blue Plus, and Mint fares
- Nil for Blue Extra fares
Frequently Asked Questions on JetBlue Name Change Policy
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions section on the airlines name change policy. We understand that sometimes plans change and you may need to modify your travel arrangements, including the name on your ticket. That’s why we’ve created this section to provide you with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about name change policy.
You can change the name on your JetBlue ticket and transfer it to another passenger by rebooking your ticket under the new passenger’s name for a fee plus the fare difference. You can also correct misspellings and typos for free up to once, and this includes a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, or adoption.
If you need to change the name on a JetBlue ticket, the process is fairly straightforward. First, you’ll need to contact customer service by phone or visit an office in your city. Explain your situation and provide them with any necessary information such as your reservation number and your correct legal name.
Remember, you will most likely be asked to provide documentation such as a valid copy of your marriage certificate, divorce/adoption decree or passport to make the change or correction.
In some cases—such as a change of passenger, birth date and/or gender, travel date, fare class, or fare code—there will be fees associated with changing a name on a JetBlue ticket, so it’s important to be aware of these costs before making any changes.
A JetBlue change of name on reservations is free only in case of name corrections—such as due to misspellings, typos, and a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, or adoption. Name changes, such as a change of passenger, travel date, flight, fare class, or fare code are treated as a name change and subject to additional charges, including the difference in fares.
You can only change names by phone or by visiting a JetBlue office in your area.
If JetBlue misspelled your name, call (or visit) JetBlue and request them to correct the spelling of your name before your travel date. You will not be charged for it unless you’re also making other changes, such as transferring your ticket to another passenger or changing your flight, travel date, travel class, or fare code.
Yes, a TrueBlue name change on a JetBlue account is permitted if it doesn’t amount to a substitution of passengers. If you need to change (i.e., correct or update) the name on your TrueBlue account, you can do so by contacting customer service team and providing them with proper supporting documentation to support your name change request (i.e., for correcting or updating your name). Once your documents have been verified, customer service will update your account information accordingly.
Remember, it is important to ensure that all the information on your account (incl. your name) is correct and up to date to maximize the benefits of being a TrueBlue member.
If you’ve discovered the wrong name on your JetBlue ticket, don’t panic. The airline acknowledges that errors can happen and has a process in place to help you resolve the issue. You’ll need to contact customer service team as soon as possible to explain the mistake and provide any necessary documentation. They will work with you to correct the error free of charge if there’s no change of passenger, flight, travel date, fare class, or fare codes.
If you notice a misspelled name on your JetBlue ticket, it is important to act quickly to avoid any issues or delays during check-in or boarding. The first step is to contact JetBlue’s customer service as soon as possible and explain the situation. They will make the necessary corrections for you over the phone, but you may have to present valid legal documentation as proof.
It is always a good idea to double-check all details on your ticket before finalizing your booking to avoid any errors in the first place.