If you planed to take a flight this summer, you will need to provide data, which you have not asked before. Will you be surprised, if while booking the tickets, they will require you birthday and gender?
Well, now no need to be surprised, because the Transportation Security Administration has started a new program, which main aim is to provide higher security to the passengers. The so-called “Secure Flight” program should cut down the number of people, who are in watch lists of the government.
As the names appear in the identification, issued by the government for people, who plan to travel by plane, the passengers have to write down their names when they book airline tickets. Along with this, the required data will also include date of birth and gender of the travelers. These changes in airline services will take place later this summer before the end of vacation period.
Asked to give an interview by phone, the TSA’s director Paul Leyh said that these sanctions are necessary to increase the airport security and to give a confidence to the passengers that they will travel with people, who are not included in the watch list. He also added that this program is in her initial phase yes, so the passengers should not be worried if they are not asked for these data. Leyh still can’t say which of the airlines operate with this new security program and which will start to work with these data collection from the later summer. These new restrictions will apply for the flights throughout the territory of USA.