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China Southern airline middle name

Edmonton, Canada
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China Southern airline middle name

I'm trying to buy a China Southern airline ticket online Canada to Bangladesh. The first page has two boxes given name box and surname box. Instruction says to put first name and middle name in given name box. If I do so next page 'additional information ' page which has a box for middle name I cannot put my middle name there. But if I don't put my middle name in the given name box in the first page and instead put it in the next page on later pages they only show my first name and last name. All their customer service office is closed except the Chinese ones but they could not give any answer. Was wondering If anybody already know the answer.

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1. Re: China Southern airline middle name

Just put your "given names" together in one box if they both(first and middle name) appear on your passport. That way they will both appear on your ticket.

There is nothing to ask anyone about.

I just did the same thing for Japan Air and in general on most USA airlines my "given names" are together and not separated into first and middle.

It is really just semantics. Don't worry about it.

Edited: 25 December 2016, 11:32
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2. Re: China Southern airline middle name

But in that case as I said I cannot the next page that has a separate box for middle name.

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3. Re: China Southern airline middle name

It really doesn't matter, traditinally Chinese do not have middle name, but most first names have 2 characters. For example Fu Man-Chu, Fu is last name, Man-Chu is first name, not Man, and Chu is not the middle name.

Riff is correct, as long as all your names are there, they can figure it out.

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4. Re: China Southern airline middle name

I will bet that the box for middle name on the next page is not required to be filled in.

Try leaving it blank. Again, Japan Air had that same 2nd page with a space for middle name.

I did not fill it in and it was just fine.

Try it.

Edited: 25 December 2016, 22:21
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5. Re: China Southern airline middle name

Japanese and Korean do not have middle names either.

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6. Re: China Southern airline middle name

Thank you all for replays. My given names won't fit in the first page anyway. So I am putting just my first name last name in the first page and middle names in the second. Idea is even though my middle names won't show on my documents they must have it on their system and if required they could retrieve it. Am I doing the right thing?

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7. Re: China Southern airline middle name

I suppose if you have more than 1(?)middle name then that is what you need to do.

It should be just fine since usually the middle names don't matter when they check your ID against your passport.

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8. Re: China Southern airline middle name

Thank u

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9. Re: China Southern airline middle name

You are obviously an adventurous person if you are able to use their website without a team of specialists (or single 10 year old) to make a booking.

It beat me. It's my only gripe with CZ :)

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10. Re: China Southern airline middle name

I won't think twice before I book if it were not Chinese airline. I am scared they will come up with different explanation and stew up the situation. Do u think I do it through some agent it would be better?

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