Secure Flight Requires Customers to Provide Additional Information When Booking Travel
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starting tomorrow, American Airlines will roll out the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Secure Flight program to customers who purchase tickets on or after Sept. 15, 2009. Secure Flight is a behind-the-scenes program that streamlines the TSA's watch-list matching process to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel.
In accordance with this new TSA policy, American Airlines customers will now be asked to provide additional information as part of the Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) requirements. SFPD is being requested for all customers traveling on American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights whose reservations are purchased on or after Sept. 15, 2009, but not for tickets issued prior to this date.
When customers make a reservation and purchase their tickets on AA.com, American Airlines Reservations or through a ticket agent, they will be asked or prompted to provide the following information:
- Full Name (first name, middle name and last name, as it appears on the non-expired government-issued photo ID they are traveling with)
- Date of Birth
- Redress Number, if applicable. This is a TSA-assigned number to customers who believe they have been mistakenly matched to a name on the watch list to help prevent misidentification. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/trip.)
AAdvantage®( )members are strongly encouraged to update their accounts with their SFPD. To update an AAdvantage profile on AA.com, simply login and go to "My Account", then click the "Contact Information and Password" tab at the top of the screen.
Customers who do not have an AAdvantage account can simplify their travel experience with American by enrolling in the AAdvantage program. As an AAdvantage member, customers can store their SFPD so it can be automatically retrieved every time you make a reservation and purchase a ticket on AA.com or with an AA Representative. To join the free program, visit http://www.aa.com/enroll.
If you purchase your tickets through a travel agency or an online booking agent, you may be asked to provide the above information to them as well.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 12 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2008, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 155 billion miles to claim more than 4.8 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
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