Last updated on October 14th, 2022 at 11:19 am

Turkish Airlines has the distinction of being the largest mainline carrier in the world in terms of the number of destinations offered. The airline can fly its passengers to over 300 destinations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Turkish Airlines is also notable for its luxurious onboard services and customer-friendly terms and conditions. Have you booked a flight with Turkish Airlines but misspelled your name on the ticket? Here’s everything you need to know about Turkish Airlines Name Change Policy.

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Turkish Airlines Name Change Policy

If your flight ticket is booked directly through the official channels of Turkish Airlines, you shall be eligible for a name change. Read the following guidelines issued by Turkish Airlines for a name change request:

  • Turkish Airlines allows minor spelling corrections in the passenger’s name on tickets.
  • The airline discourages a complete name change. However, you can change your last name on the ticket if the change is legal (due to marriage, divorce, etc.)
  • You can do a Turkish Airlines name change on tickets only once per passenger in your reservation.
  • If you have already gone through the check-in process, the airline won’t allow you to do a name change.
  • For a minor spelling, you will be allowed to change a maximum of 4 characters in your first, middle, and last name.
  • If your ticket is booked using Miles&Smiles points, you won’t be eligible to do a Turkish Airlines Name Change.
  • Inverted passenger names on flight tickets are also allowed to be corrected.
  • Although Turkish Airlines allows name change, the airline prohibits the transfer of ownership of any of the tickets issued by the airline.
  • You can request a Turkish Airlines name change either online (via the website and mobile application) or offline (phone number and directly at the airport).
  • For a Last Name Change on the ticket, Turkish Airlines can ask you to submit supporting legal documents.

Types Of Name Changes Allowed On Turkish Airlines’ Tickets

As mentioned in the Turkish Airlines Name Change policy section above, passengers can make either minor spelling corrections or the last name change on flight tickets. Read further for more details:

Name Correction

It is not uncommon for flyers to make their flight reservations in a haste. This often leads to errors in the passenger’s information on the ticket, including the passenger’s name. A name correction is far easier to do on Turkish Airlines flight tickets in comparison to a legal name change. Usually, the airline won’t ask you to submit any further identity proof to do a name correction on the ticket.

You are eligible to correct a maximum of four characters in the passenger’s name on the ticket. An example of a name correction would be switching the passenger’s first name from ‘Jhon’ to ‘John’.

Last Name Change

Has your last name been legally changed? Turkish Airlines has a far more strict process for verification of the passenger’s identity when the last name change is requested. You will be required to provide the relevant documents as proof of identity. If your last name has been changed due to marriage or divorce, you will be asked to submit a marriage certificate or divorce decree.

In case your first name has also been changed legally, you must request a first name change on the ticket by speaking to official representatives of the airline.

Turkish Airlines Name Change Fee

If your flight ticket with Turkish Airlines was booked less than 24 hours prior, you are in luck. According to the Turkish Airlines Name Change policy, you will be allowed to do a name change on a ticket without any name change fee if the change is requested within 24 hours of making the flight booking.

On the other hand, if you request the name change after the 24-hour free change window, you will be required to pay a Turkish Airlines Name Change Fee that can go up to $300. The Name Change Fee is the same regardless of the fare type you have purchased and your trip type (one-way, round trip, or multi-city).

However, the fee can vary depending on the official channel of Turkish Airlines that you choose to make the name change request through. Name Change fee is much higher when requested directly at the airport in comparison to an online or phone call request.

Name Change On Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Card

Is your name on the Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles card incorrect? According to the information provided on the Turkish Airlines official site, to change or correct your name on a Miles&Smiles card, you must fill a feedback form and send it to the airline along with a copy of your identity proof and any necessary name change supporting documents. The airline shall get back to you as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours) and complete the name change request.

How To Do Turkish Airlines Name Change Online?

The most convenient way to do a Turkish Airlines name change is by visiting the airline’s website and retrieving your booking via the Turkish Airlines Manage My Booking portal. Follow the steps given below to do a name change on the ticket online:

  • Open your web browser and visit the Turkish Airlines website (or request a name change by calling the Name Change Helpline Number: +1-888-906-1815)
  • Click on the ‘Check-In/Manage Booking’ option.
  • Enter your booking code and the last name of the booked passenger.
  • Once you have found your flight booking, choose the ‘Turkish Airlines Name Change’ option.
  • From here you can request a name change or correction for the passenger’s first, middle, and last name.
  • Confirm the name change and make the payment (if any).

Soon after the name change /correction process is completed, the airline shall send you an email with your updated reservation details. If you don’t receive the email, get in touch with the airline’s Help Team.

Also check: How To Change Turkish Airlines Flight Date?

Request Turkish Airlines Name Change via Phone Call

For an instant name change on a Turkish Airlines ticket, it is recommended that you make the name change request via phone call. Before you call, make sure your phone device is receiving an uninterrupted connection and keep your booking details handy. Since the name change can only be done once, we suggest you to be extra careful when requesting a name change to the live person on the phone call.

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What To Do If Turkish Airlines Name Change Is Not Possible?

Even though in most cases, Turkish Airlines allows passengers to do a name change on tickets, there are certain exceptional circumstances when the name change won’t be permitted. If the airline is not satisfied by the legal documents and identity proof you have submitted to request a name change or the name change time limit is over, your only option is to cancel your booking, get a refund, and use the refunded value to make a fresh reservation. Any bookings canceled within 24 hours of ticket purchase are eligible for a full refund without any cancellation charges applicable.

Can I Transfer Turkish Airlines Tickets To Another Person?

Turkish Airlines will not allow you to transfer your tickets to another passenger. A name change strictly refers to the passenger changing the name to match the name on the same passenger’s government-issued ID and passport. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot make the trip and wish for another passenger to fly in your place, your only option is to cancel the booking and use the refunded amount to book another flight.


Q. Does Turkish Airlines require a middle name?
A. If you are booking a flight with Turkish Airlines, it is not necessary to provide a middle name for the booked passenger.

Q. Can I change the name on the ticket (Turkish Airlines) after the Check-In?
A. There is no possibility of getting your name changed on a Turkish Airlines ticket once you have already checked in for the flight.

Q. Does Turkish Airlines allow a typo correction in the passenger’s name?
A. Yes, Turkish Airlines will let you change/correct a maximum of 4 characters in the passenger’s name in the case of a typo error.