Philippine Airlines name change policy (and name correction policy) allows name corrections, as long as the ticket remains in the name of the passenger to whom it was issued. This means you are allowed to:
- Correct the (wrong) spelling of your name—such as delete or add a missing letter of your first name or surname.
- Add Maria or Ma (the short form of Maria) to the first name.
- Correct your maiden name to your married name.
- Use your preferred name only if it is specified in your passport with an A.K.A (also known as).
- Transpose a foreign name if all names are included.
- Correct the gender appearing against your name.
Why it Matters
It is important to ensure that the name on your flight ticket is an exact match to the name appearing on your valid ID—such as your passport, driver’s license, etc. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board your flight.
How to Correct or Change Your Name on Philippine Airlines
To correct or change the name on your PAL flight ticket, you will need to call Philippine Airlines at +1-844-933-2065 or the local office in your country. This phone service is available 24/7 and is toll-free if you’re calling from the United States or Canada. When requesting a Philippine Airlines name change or name correction, you must have your valid legal ID with you.
Documentation Required for Philippine Airlines Name Change/Correction
- If you’re correcting a misspelling on your ticket, you must present your passport, driver’s license, or any other valid legal ID to support your request.
- If you’re changing your name due to marriage or divorce, you must present valid legal documentation to the PAL office, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.
Note: If you booked your ticket from a third party, you must contact them directly to process your name correction or name change request.
Name Change Fee
According to Philippine Airlines name change policy, name changes are subject to the following reissue fee.
- Name change fee for a point of sale in the United States USD 25
- Name change fee for a point of sale in Canada CAD 40
- Name change fee for a point of sale in Japan JPY 2,500
Name change fee for all other points of sale USD 25 or its equivalent in local currency
Frequently Asked Questions
Good morning pal my name is edwin sabarillo abug, i just want to correct my incomplete name in my booking ticket, fromr edwin abug to mr edwin sabarillo abug
Hello good evening how can I edit my wrong spelled name in my booking..?
Hello, good morning PAL. I have a booking, and I missloked it. I am a travel agent. The name of my client is MR LLOYD JAY BIGCAS and I only entered MR LLOYD BIGCAS. Iwantnto correct it so that the ticket would not be wasted. I just wanted to add “JAY” on his name. Thankyou. Have a good day!
Good afternoon everyone my name is melani tioxon servillon I just want to correct my name
From Melanie servillon tioxon
To melani tioxon servillon is it possible to do it
Hi Good afternoon please help to Correct my Booking Instead Na Fatima Magalip Deron Ang na input ko Po is Alma Magalip Deron
Good evening po.. Nagkamali po ng naisend sa akin ng family name yong nagpa booked sa akin ng ticket. Alinoor Repors ang senend pero middle name pala nya ang Repors. Ito po ang tama, Alinoor Repors Ibrahim.. Please ptulong po paano i correct.
Pls correct name Mrs.Analyn Paculan to
Mrs. Analyn Palencia.
I booked her under her maiden name.
O book a flight of a need friend I put the suffix name at the surname instead at first name. Is gets any trouble regarding this I’m worry please reply
Good mornung pal, my name is zenaida dela cruz bulosan.i just want to correct my name. From zenaida dela cruz buclosan
To zenaida dela cruz bulosan is it possible to do it
I booked a flight from LAX TO MNL (round trip) with my married name, but my passport still has my maiden name. Please change my flight details ti my maiden (passport) name.
Hi Pal office ! I want to please correct my name from Susana D Dangalan to Susana D Dagñalan , my flight is tomorrow LGP -MNL . Thank you
Hi po .gusto ko Sana palitan ang meddle at last name ko sa tickets nag kamali poh ako pag sulat ..ako poh. Si Gina melegorio Pay-ao ang na sulat ko sa tickets is Gina Pay-ao Kennedy Gsto ko sana palita please I need you help..ung husband ko tumawag na palagi sa Philippines airlines.hindi parin na palitan..salamat sasagut sir👏🏻
Hi my name is Zyra marie Obregon agustin . iwant to correct my name in my ticket because sir book for me Agustin obregon its opposite and i don’t have name! iwant it correct to Zyra marie Obregon Agustin
HI PO, I ASK THE CORRECTION OF MY MIDDLE NAMES THAT WAS BOOKED OF MR. PATRICELEENKNECHT WAS BOOKED ON FEBRUARY 10,2023 AND MY FLIGHT ON FEBRUARY 26,2023 FROM DAVAO CITY AIRPORT-MANILA -BANGKOK THAILAND.
Hi pal . iwant to correct my name in my ticket because sir book for me Agustin obregon its opposite and i don’t have name! iwant it correct to Zyra marie Obregon Agustin
Hello there, im just wondering if i will be allowed to board coz my surname name on the ticket is Guzman-Cura (combination of my maiden and married name) but my surname on my passport is Guzman. (Maiden name) i have my drivers license with my married name on it
Hi PAL. I booked my cousin and i missed his second name. Instead of Rol Patrick Glino, i only input Rol Glino. I need to fix this before his flight on Sept.22,2022.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter.
Hello good evening po office pal na ibooked ko pong name sa sister in law ko ay marlyn kojima rivera imbes na marlyn kojima villones nagkamali po aq sa pagsulat ng middle name nia pano po gawin mlapit na po flight nmin october 14 po sana po matulungan nio po kmi
P.s nailagay ko po middle name ng sister in law ko ay middle name ng nanay nia rivera
Pina booked ko po ng flight ang boss ko
Philippines to Thailand via Thai airways papunta
Thailan to Philippines via PAL pabalik.
Sa online booking ako nag pa book Flighthub. nalagyan ko ng none yung middle name sa application
pero walanag middle name yung boss ko. makaka alis kaya sya? salamat
Hello po. Namali po ako sa pag type ng name ko dapat Jeramie pero Ang nalagay ko po ay Jeremie Sana po matulungan nyo ako Kasi malapit na Ang flight ko
Hi po i big deal po BA ung nakalagay SA booking ticket KO is male ako dun. Tas inadress nan nila akung ms. Pero bakit male nakalagay dun. Ok Lang po BA Yun or need pa ding mapalitan?
Good afternoon po I forgot to right my name FULL name:Ninia Minoy Yare
This for the correction
Good evening. Please pa help po. Mali po kasi yung name ng abak ko. johari areola po ang tama.pero juhari ang naka lagay s ticket niya. . Please pa correct.