Honeymoon Identity Crisis – Read Before You Travel on Your Honeymoon!

This is a common honeymooner pitfall that has impacted numerous couples who travel right after they get married. Newlywed couples arriving at the airport to take a there honeymoon trip face an identification crisis at airport check-in – the bride is booked on airline and trip tickets in her married name, but has not legally changed it yet.  understand that if you get a grumpy TSA or ticket agent, you won’t be able to travel,This can even be a problem if your passport is valid and your visa is in hand, you may fall prey to a common honeymooner pitfall: booking airline tickets in your “married” name before changing it legally.

While getting married is obviously exciting – and many women can’t wait to use their new name, don’t book travel in your married name until all of your legal documents have been properly changed and you have the new documents and identification cards in your hand.  Women are not able to change their name legally until after they have received their marriage license.

But what if you’ve already made the honest mistake?  If it’s too late and you already showed up to the airport, flash a smile and your shiny rings, ask for a manager, and show identification that shows your maiden name to see if they will make an exception.  It may not work, but it is worth a try.