Now you’ll need to complete your Secure Flight Passenger Data profile in order to purchase a ticket. Starting November 1 you’ll need to have it on file in order to travel. While it’s not particularly onerous to have to provide this information, it’s still feels like we’re losing something.
As a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mandate, beginning November 1, all passengers will be required to have Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) in their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure. This is the next phase in a program that was initiated by the TSA in 2009.
In compliance with this mandate you will be required to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data:
- To purchase any ticket on or after September 15, 2010
- To travel November 1, 2010, or later regardless of purchase date
You will be unable to travel without providing the following information.
- Full Name (first, middle and last name, as it appears on the non-expired government-issued photo ID that you will use when traveling)
- Date of Birth
- Redress Number (if applicable)
You will need to provide Secure Flight Passenger Data:
- If it was not provided when you made your reservation
- For reservations made prior to adding SFPD to your AAdvantage account profile
- For all future reservations
To add your data to an existing reservation or to add it to your existing AAdvantage profile, go here.
The one upside is that you can now store your passport information in your AAdvantage profile and will no longer need to add it each time you travel internationally.