In 2010 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented a program
known as Secure Flight. This letter describes the program and its impact on you as an Orbitz for Business (OFB)
What is Secure Flight?
The Secure Flight program conducts pre-screening of passenger information against federal government
watch lists for domestic and international flights. Secure Flight is designed to facilitate air travel and the
screening and boarding processes, while adding additional layers of protection from security threats. The TSA
collects the minimum amount of personal information necessary to conduct effective watch list matching
(your full name, gender, and date of birth).
- All airlines are now required to collect, store, gather, and send passenger information for domestic and international flights to the TSA.
- Passenger information must be transmitted at least 72 hours prior to scheduled flight departure time. If a reservation is made within 72 hours of flight departure time, the passenger information will be transmitted at the same time the reservation is made.
What is OFB doing to get ready for Secure Flight?
OFB added fields on every traveler’s My Profile page to allow you to store your full name, gender, and date of birth. The stored information from your profile is automatically included in the booking path and transmitted to the airlines at the time the reservation is made.
What should I do to get ready for Secure Flight?
You should confirm that the name stored in your profile matches exactly the full name of the valid,
government-issued photo ID used when traveling. You should also enter your gender and date of birth. If
applicable, you can enter your redress number. Failure to enter this information correctly may result in
additional screening at the airport and, potentially, denied boarding.
Additionally, you should check the names you use on all frequent traveler programs for air, hotel, and rental
cars. Your name should be the same for all and should match the ID used when traveling. If there is a
difference, you need to contact the program and change your account name to match the ID. Different or
shortened names may cause problems with getting the proper credit for those programs.