TSA Secured Flight Information

Secure Flight is a program to provide uniform watch list matching by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The mission of the Secure Flight program is to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching to identify known and suspected terrorists.

Under the Secure Flight program you must provide your travel airline with information about each passenger in order to obtain a boarding pass for that passenger. You must also provide this information for non-travelers if they require admittance to the secured area of the airport. The required information includes full name as it appears on a government-issued ID, date of birth, and gender. If you have a Redress number (see below) you should also provide it.

We will not be responsible for any travel disruption or travel delay if you do not provide accurate and complete information, or if you are required to provide additional information to the airline during check-in.

The aforementioned changes are federally mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration and are set forth in the Secure Flight Final Rule, published in the Federal Register Volume 73, Number 209. To learn more visit www.tsa.gov, keywords Secure Flight.

What are the benefits of Secure Flight?
Secure Flight provides numerous benefits to the traveling public.  First, Secure Flight protects sensitive watch list data. The program also enables officials to address security threats sooner, keeping air travel safer.  By implementing one watch list matching system, the program provides a fair and consistent matching process across all airlines and reduces the chance of being misidentified.  Secure Flight offers an improved redress process, so that those who are mistakenly matched to the watch list can avoid future problems.

Protecting passenger privacy
The privacy of individuals’ information is a cornerstone of Secure Flight. TSA collects the minimum amount of personal information necessary to conduct effective watch list matching. Furthermore, personal data is collected, used, distributed, stored, and disposed of in accordance with stringent guidelines and all applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Redress – for passengers who feel they have been misidentified
Those who believe they have been mistakenly matched to a name on the watch list are invited to apply for Redress through the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP).  Secure Flight uses the results of the redress process in its watch list matching process, thus preventing future misidentifications for passengers who may have a name that’s similar to an individual on the watch list. For more information on the redress process, visit www.dhs.gov/trip.

Redress Number
The Department of Homeland Security's Travel Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs—like airports and train stations—or while crossing U.S. borders. These could include persons who are:

  • Denied or delayed airline boarding
  • Denied or delayed entry into and exit from the U.S. at a port of entry or border checkpoint
  • Continuously referred to additional (secondary) screening

To learn more or apply for a Redress number, visit the TRIP website at www.dhs.gov/trip