Continuing our series on travel tips from Bill Bailey Travel Club, our next frequently asked travel question is what is the secure flight program?
Learning About The Secure Flight Program With Bill Bailey Travel Club
What is Secure Flight?
Secure Flight is a program utilized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to improve the travel experience for all travelers. Airlines are required to provide the following information to TSA:
• Name of passenger
• Passengers date of birth
• Passengers gender
• Passengers Redress number (if available)
By providing this information, it is hoped that misidentification of passengers may be lessened in monitoring the U.S. watch list for terrorism.
Otherwise known as Secure Flight Passenger Data or SFPD, TSA’s objective is to:
• Identify known or suspected terrorists
• Prevent those on the no fly list from boarding an aircraft
• Facilitate passenger air travel
• Protect the individual’s privacy
The question for many travelers is not what Secure Flight is, but how it will affect their travels. As a traveler, you may expect a few small changes at the airport including having to provide more information as to your identification when boarding your flight. Aside from this, you will not see a change in your trip to the airport.
In conclusion, though you may hear about this program, you will generally not experience any differences at the airport on your next vacation. You can however; rest assured that the Transportation Security Administration is doing their utmost to protect you and those you love while traveling by air in and out of the U.S. As with all regulations, be sure that you have the proper identification required in order to do your part in providing a speedy trip through the airport for you and others traveling with you. Follow all laws, make sure you are prepared, and do your part in promoting security while traveling on your next vacation.
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