Oops! Did you make a typo when booking your Wizz Air flight? Or maybe you recently got married and need to update the name on your ticket. Whatever the reason, Wizz Air understands that mistakes happen and they have policies in place to help you correct or change the name on your reservation. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through Wizz Air name change policy, including what is allowed, what documents you may need, and any fees associated with making a name change. So if you find yourself in need of a name correction or change, don’t panic—we’ve got all the information you need right here.
|Why it’s important. Keeping your travel documents in line with your current legal name is of utmost importance for a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. When you travel, your identification documents, such as your passport or driver’s license, serve as proof of your identity and are essential for immigration purposes. If the name on your identification documents does not match the name on your ticket reservation, you may encounter difficulties during check-in or when going through airport security.|
A Snapshot of Wizz Air Name Change Policy
Changing your name can be a significant life event, but what happens if you’ve already booked a flight with Wizz Air? This section takes a closer look at Wizz Air name change policy and what you need to know if you find yourself in this situation. From the fees involved to the documentation required, below is a snapshot of everything you need to know about changing your name on a Wizz Air booking.
- Name changes of passengers are allowed online up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.
- Wizz Air name corrections made online are free, as long as they involve correcting a misspelled name or a typo, and are made only once in the booking. They include:
- A correction/addition of up to 3 characters in the name
- The extension of an abbreviated name, such as from Jack D. Smith to Jack Daniel Smith so that the name on the travel document matches that on the passenger’s valid legal ID.
- The correction of the gender (title) of the name on the booking.
- The name change fee for name changes/corrections not included above is €50 per flight. However, if you request your name change through Wizz Air’s Call Center, you’ll have to pay a Call Center Transaction Fee of €15.
- If your first and last names appear mixed, you will need to request the correction through Wizz Air’s Call Center. You will not be charged any name change fee or Call Center Transaction Fee in such a scenario.
Wizz Air Name Correction
If you’ve just booked your ticket or checked in for your flight and then realized that there’s a typo in your name, don’t panic. You can make the name correction free of charge online through Wizz Air website or mobile app.
Online name corrections can include any one of the following corrections without an additional fee:
- Gender correction (Male/Female)
- Name extension if indicated by a letter only (Jack D. Smith to Jack Daniel Smith)
- A correction of up to 3 characters in the first name or last name (Elizabeth vs Elisabeth)
You can make the name correction online (as explained below) if the error meets any of the above criteria. Name corrections are only available for confirmed flight bookings, and up to 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
How To Change the Name on Wizz Air?
You can change (i.e., correct) your name on Wizz Air:
- Online through Wizz Air official website
- By phone
- Through the travel agent that issued your ticket
- At a Wizz Air sales outlet
At the airport check-in counter
Note. You must complete the name change/correction at least 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time if you’re making the name change online.
How to perform a name change online on Wizz Air?
To make a name change online on Wizz Air:
- Go to the official website, WizzAir.com
(or sign in to your Wizz account)
- Access your itinerary through Check-in & Bookings
(Enter your confirmation code and last name and hit the Search button)
- Select the Change Name button
- Type in your correct name
- You will be automatically redirected to your itinerary page. If your name change exceeds the criteria for free name correction, you’ll be redirected to the payment page.
- You can make a name correction even after checking in online for your flight. However, after making the name correction, you will need to check in again and download or print your new boarding card.
- Free online name corrections are not available for WIZZ Privilege Pass holders and WIZZ Discount Club members.
Wizz Air Change of Name After Marriage
Having consistent and accurate identification ensures that you can board flights, pass through customs checkpoints, and navigate international borders without any delays or complications. It also helps to prevent any confusion or suspicion from authorities who may question discrepancies between your name and documentation.
If you have recently got married and need to change your name on your Wizz Air reservation, the process is simple. To make a name change after marriage, you will need to contact Wizz Air customer service team directly. They will guide you through the necessary steps and help you with the required documentation—such as your marriage certificate or any other legal documents that prove your name change.
It’s important to note that there may be a €50 name change fee associated with this type of name change, so be sure to inquire about any potential costs when contacting customer service.
Wizz Air Name Change Fee
Wizz Air charges a name change fee of €50 for passengers who need to modify the name on their booking. However, no name change fee applies to name corrections, which can include a correction of gender, or the extension of a name indicated by a letter only, or a correction of up to 3 characters in the first name or last name.
- To avoid any inconvenience or additional costs, do ensure that the name on your ticket matches your identification documents exactly at the time of booking.
- When making a name change due to marriage, divorce, etc., you must present supporting legal documentation such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court decree, etc.
Wizz Air Name Change (FAQs)
Changing your name on a flight reservation doesn’t have to be a hassle. This section answers a few frequently asked questions about Wizz Air name change policy. From how much it costs to what documents you’ll need to present, we’ll cover everything you need to know to ensure a smooth and stress-free name change process.
Yes, you can change the name on a Wizz Air ticket if:
● The person to whom the ticket was issued is travelling, and
● You complete the process at least 3 hours before departure, and
● You have valid supporting documentation to prove your identity
Unless you’re making a name correction (free if done online), the cost of making a name change is €50 per passenger per flight.
A name correction is free on Wizz Air and can include typos of up to 3 characters, or gender correction, or extension of a single letter in a name. However, a change of passenger name—such as due to marriage, divorce, or anything not covered under the name correction criteria—will cost you €50 per passenger per flight.
Yes, you can change only a part of your name, provided it matches the name on your passport or ID card.
You will need to provide a copy of your identification document (passport or ID card) and any additional documentation required by Wizz Air, such as a marriage or divorce certificate in case of a name change due to either of these reasons.
Yes, you can perform a name change online through Wizz Air website or mobile app. However, if your first and last names are mixed up, you’ll have to request the change by phone.
No, you can only change the name on your ticket once.
Yes, you must request a name change at least 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
Yes, you can change the name on your booking if you’ve already checked in online. However, you’ll have to check in again and download or print your new boarding card.
Yes, you can correct minor spelling errors of up to 3 characters free of charge through Wizz Air website or mobile app.