Secure Flight Update and What It Means For You

Since August 2009, airlines have collected and transmitted Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Secure Flight is designed to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel by streamlining the Department of Homeland Security watch list matching process.
The next phase in this program requires that, effective November 1, 2010, all passengers have Secure Flight Passenger Data in their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure. You will be unable to travel without providing this information.
How will this affect you?
In compliance with this mandate, you will be required to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data (full name, date of birth, gender, and redress number* if applicable):
  • To purchase any ticket on or after September 15, 2010, regardless of travel date
  • To travel on or after November 1, 2010, regardless of purchase date
*A redress number is a TSA-assigned identification number. This number is assigned to customers who believe they have been mistakenly matched to a name on the watch list to prevent further misidentification.
You will need to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data:
  • If it was not provided when you made your reservation
  • For all future reservations
Click here to learn more about TSA’s Secure Flight initiative.