Do you need to change or correct the name on your Lufthansa ticket? This blog provides a step-by-step guideline on Lufthansa name change policy, including the necessary documentation and fees that may be involved. So whether you’ve recently got married, legally changed your name, or made a typo when booking your ticket, keep reading to ensure a hassle-free travel experience with Lufthansa.
What Should I Know About Lufthansa Name Change on Ticket
This section brings you up to speed with Lufthansa Airlines name change policy, including the steps you can take to ensure a smooth experience. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or planning your first trip with Lufthansa, this information will help you navigate Lufthansa name change policy with ease.
- The name on your ticket must match the name on your official document (ID card or passport). If there’s any discrepancy, you may not be allowed to board the aircraft at check-in.
- To prevent a boarding denial situation, you must pay attention when entering your name while booking your ticket.
- If you notice an error on your ticket after it’s been issued, you must immediately contact Lufthansa or your travel agent to have the error fixed.
- To request a name change or correction on a ticket booked through a travel agent, you must contact the agent directly.
- To change or correct the name on an award ticket, you will need to contact the Miles & More service team in your area.
- To change or correct the name on your Miles & More flyer profile, you must provide an official document issued by a public authority showing your old and new name. You cannot do this online or by phone. However, you can call Lufthansa for assistance on how to proceed with the name change or correction.
- The following types of name changes and corrections are allowed:
- Legal name changes as a result of marriage, divorce, gender reassignment, legal proceedings, etc., subject to proof—such as a marriage/divorce certificate proving that the same person is traveling.
- Misspelled names involving a correction of up to 2 letters, nicknames, and inverted names.
- The following types of name changes and corrections are not allowed:
- Name corrections not mentioned above.
- A name change resulting in a change of passengers.
- The addition or deletion of the first, middle, or second family name unless backed by legal documentation.
- Minor name corrections not requiring ticket re-issuance are free of charge.
- Name changes/corrections requiring ticket re-issuance are subject to a small name change/correction fee (refer to Lufthansa Name Change Fee below).
- Lufthansa name change policy applies only to completely unused tickets.
- You can only make one name change or name correction per passenger.
Rules Governing Lufthansa Name Correction Policy
Planning a trip can be exciting, but it can also come with its fair share of stress and confusion. One common concern that travelers often have is what to do if there’s a mistake in the name on their Lufthansa flight ticket.
In this section, we’ll dive into Lufthansa name correction rules and provide you with all the information you need to know about correcting the name on your flight ticket.
Correction of Misspelled Names
Misspelled names are a common mistake but can cause headaches because only certain types of name corrections are permitted (as shown below).
|Rules for correcting misspelled names
|Correction of up to 2 letters (title, first/middle/last name)
|BROWN/JOHN MR to BROWN/JOHN MR GREEN/ANNA MRS to GREEN/ANNE MRS WILLIAMS/OLIVIA MR to WILLIAMS/OLIVIA MRS or WILLIAMS/OLIVIA MX (nonbinary person)
|Correction of nicknames
|CAL to CALVIN ABBY to ABIGAILBOB to ROBERT
|Correction of inverted names
|JOHN/BROWN BROWN/JOHN WILLIAMS/JAMES HANS to WILLIAMS/HANS JAMES
Restrictions to name corrections
- Name corrections other than those mentioned above will not be accepted.
- You cannot add or delete the first, middle, or second family name, unless you support it with proper legal documentation.
- A change of passenger is never allowed.
- If a different person is travelling, a new air ticket must be purchased.
- Refunds are subject to the fare conditions of the ticket.
- You can make only one name change/correction per passenger.
How to Change the Name on a Lufthansa Ticket?
If you need to change the name on a Lufthansa ticket, there are a few steps you can follow to make the process as smooth as possible.
- Check Lufthansa name change or correction policies (above).
- Contact Lufthansa’s customer service to initiate the name change request. Be prepared to provide your booking reference number, flight details, and the correct spelling of your name.
- Have supporting documentation ready, such as your updated passport, legal ID, marriage certificate, or legal name change documentation.
It’s important to keep in mind that name changes may not always be possible or may be subject to certain restrictions (as indicated in the previous section). If you have any doubts or need assistance, contact the Lufthansa office in your area.
Lufthansa Name Change Fee
Lufthansa name change fees are as follows:
- Nil for minor name corrections not requiring ticket re-issuance.
- USD 25/CAD 25/EUR 25/CHF 25 (or its equivalent) in other currencies based on standard conversion rules.
Lufthansa Name Change Due to Legal Reasons (Name change after marriage, divorce, etc.)
Lufthansa allows legal name corrections as a result of marriage, divorce, gender reassignment, other legal reasons, or a change of passport ID.
To make a name change request due to legal reasons, you must provide valid documentary proof, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court decree proving that the same person is travelling.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Lufthansa Name Change Policy
If you’ve ever had to change or correct the name on a flight ticket, you know how confusing it can be. That’s why we’ve put together this section to answer all your burning questions about Lufthansa Airlines name change policy. Whether you’ve recently gotten married, changed your passport, or made a simple typo when booking your ticket, this section will address some of the most frequently asked questions about the Lufthansa name change process, fees, and requirements.
You can change the name on a Lufthansa flight ticket only if:
• There’s no change of passengers.
• You’re making a legal name change due to due to marriage, divorce, gender reassignment, other legal reasons, or a change of passport ID (subject to supporting documentation)
• You’re correcting a misspelling of up to 2 letters in your title or name.
• You’re correcting a nickname.
• You’re correcting an inverted name sequence.
Other types of name changes/corrections on the same ticket are not permitted.
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If your legal ID document has a middle name, your ticket should also contain your middle name. Although this is not strictly mandatory (most airlines require only the first and last names), entering your full name can help prevent last-minute hassles at check-in or the boarding gate.
If Lufthansa misspelled your name, you must immediately contact the airline or your travel agent to have the misspelling corrected. If you don’t, you may not be allowed to board your flight (unless it’s a very minor spelling mistake or typo).
Lufthansa ticket name correction is free only in case of minor misspellings that can be corrected without your ticket having to be reissued.
You can change or correct your name on a Lufthansa booking by contacting Lufthansa’s customer service or your travel agent—you cannot do it online. If you’re making a name change on your ticket as a result of marriage, divorce, gender reassignment, or other legal reasons, you must provide valid legal documentation to prove that you’re the same person.
The fee for changing the name on a Lufthansa ticket that needs to be reissued is EUR 25/USD 25/CAD 25 CHF 25 (or its equivalent in other currencies). There’s no fee for correcting minor misspellings that do not require your ticket to be re-issued.
You may need to provide your valid identification documents, such as a passport or national ID card. You may also be asked to provide necessary supporting documentation, such as a marriage/divorce certificate, or legal name change documents to prove that you’re the same person.
No, you cannot transfer your Lufthansa ticket to another person. To do so, you will need to first cancel and refund your ticket (depending on the fare conditions of your ticket), and then purchase a new ticket at the current price (if available).
Lufthansa allows name changes for misspellings, legal name changes, or in case of marriage or divorce.
Name changes may be subject to different rules and procedures when booked through a travel agent or third party. You will need to contact them directly for assistance.