I’m Getting Married! What Name Should I Put On My Plane Ticket?

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I’m Getting Married! What Name Should I Put On My Plane Ticket?

Many brides face this dilemma as they approach their wedding and honeymoon: once I’m married, what name do I put on my plane ticket? This question came from one of our real bride clients.

“This may be a stupid question…

But I’ve never traveled out of the country and so for our Honeymoon, will I put my new married name or my maiden name on the travel documents? I’m thinking married name since we plan on leaving the day after. Maybe I’m just totally over thinking this!”

The Answer: What Name to Put on Your Plane Ticket After Getting Married

married name on plane ticket

Whether you’re getting married, divorced, or angry at your record company and want to change your name to a random symbol a la Prince, changing your name is a legal process.

All the friendly folks at the TSA care about is that the name on your passport and your name on your airline ticket match. Your passport most likely has your first name, your middle name, (spelled out rather than just an initial), and your maiden name. So, your plane ticket should be booked in your maiden name as well.

It also doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 5 months, or 5 years. If you’re like Bernie, one of our agents, who never got around to changing her passport after she was married, you can continue to travel under your maiden name until your passport expires. Even if your driver’s license has your new name, again, all that matters is that your passport and your plane ticket match.

So remember – your last name doesn’t magically change the minute you get married, so make sure you list your name on your plane ticket the same way it’s listed on your passport!


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