Member since 11 Apr 2018
Total posts 25
Did a booking yesterday for partner and me. Entered her name as Cath rather than Catherine as appears on Passport and FF card. It is a domestic flight only – Bris-Melbourne – but thought would ask Qantas this morning if could be done simply. They didnt indicate whether needed to be done but said couldn't be done for free as it was A RedE Deal fare so wanted to change to flex fare and expect me to pay difference in fares plus $99 change fee and $45 service fee! I declined. Wont need to show passport but as did book exit row seats wont be able to check in online. Will there be any issue at check in at airport?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
I have only ever had an ID check made at a regional airport when checking in; never at a major airport. I also have a first name that can be shortened and have had bookings made for me with my shortened first name, my full first name and my first and middle name joined.
Has the booking been linked to her FF account? Qantas should do that for free on the phone if it doesn't link online or if you didn't enter the number when you booked.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 240
There will be no issue with that shortened first name.
Thanks. Entered FF at booking time . I would not have been concerned at all until after “talking” to Qantas Online help they said I could not change name and etc as stated. You would hope, perhaps forlornly, that there and then she would have simply said that “Cath” will be fine but do realise they always try and gouge you for extra money ands hence went down that path
After 5 different “operators” over 10 hrs of open chat message the last one simply said “yep can fix that” and it was changed within 5 mins. Lesson learnt anyway and all good now
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Shortened Christian name on Qantas Domestic flight
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox