This Guy Legally Changed His Name to Avoid a Ticket Correction Fee
Turns out there’s someone out there who dislikes small, inconvenient airline fees more than you do. Adam Armstrong was all set to jet off to Ibiza with his girlfriend for a week-long trip on Ryanair, until he realized the name on his ticket was incorrect.
The ticket booker, Armstrong’s girlfriend’s stepfather, didn't realize Armstrong’s Facebook account had a fake name. “I had put it as Adam West as a joke, because he was the actor who played Batman on TV.” When Armstrong brought the issue up to the airline, they were faced with a $336 fee (approximately £110 for each flight on their round-trip journey). To avoid the fee, Armstrong had his name changed to match his Facebook account (for free) and had a new passport rushed so he could still make the trip. All in all, his hack cost him around $157.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.