Give the TSA Your Pertinent Details for Secure Flight...Or Else
Something funny happened when we were checking for a flight last week; a little message popped up saying that we hadn't yet provided our details in coordination with the Secure Flight regulations, and that our travel plans could be cancelled if not provided up to 72 hours before the flight. Well, it was most definitely within that time span so we rushed to input the info they required, even though we swore we had done that when we booked the tickets. Whatever. Secure Flight is cracking down now.
What secure flight requires from travelers is their full name as stated on their ID documents, their birth date and gender. This way, they can properly check you up against no-fly lists and such with plenty of time to pull you from the flight if deemed a threat or if your papers aren't properly in order.
It's been more than a year since the TSA introduced the program, and we went over the specifics of it way back when, but November 1 is the date they really start asking your A/S/L.
If you're flying anytime in the next few months and your flight is already booked, go back in and check it online to make sure this information has been updated, lest you encounter a rush panic that they may possibly cancel your ticket like we went through.