TSA SECURE FLIGHT IMPORTANT REMINDER 18OCT10
Effective 01Nov10, Secure Flight will only accept passenger records that contain full Secure Flight Passenger Data.
Secure flight information is required for all passengers including infants. Air Pacific will be required to provide this data to TSA no later than 72 hours prior to flight departure. We must get clearance from TSA for every passenger before that passenger is allowed to board their flight.
All ticketed reservations must have the passenger’s full name as it appears on the passport, date of birth, gender, and Redress Number (if available) and be successfully transmitted to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as an SSR DOCS entry.
SSR DOCS FJ HK1 ////06AUG70/M//COOL/JOSEPH ALEXANDER
When a name is changed in a PNR, the associated SSR information is deleted. You will need to re-enter the required SSR DOCS with the new name as part of the name change process. Note: You will not receive a prompt to remind you to re-enter this information.
Secure flight information is required for infants and the SSR DOCS should be added into the PNR directly after the associated adult.
AIR PACIFIC GROUP RESERVATIONS – (IMPORTANT)
For all groups traveling on or after 01Nov10, Air Pacific will require the passenger’s full name on the passport, date of birth, gender, and redress number if available. The “full” secure flight passenger data must be given to our group desk.
No passenger names will be entered in a group PNR unless all the secure flight data has been provided by the account to the Air Pacific group desk. Once they have the information, they will enter the full passenger names and data. If this information is not provided, the group will not be finalized.
What is the Secure Flight program supposed to do?
Identify known and suspected terrorists.
Prevent passengers on the No Fly List from boarding a plane.
Ensure that passengers on the Selectee List are subjected to extra screening to determine if they should be permitted to fly.
What is a Redress Number?
The TSA explains the redress process in the following way: "Redress is an opportunity for passengers who believe they have been improperly or unfairly delayed or prohibited from boarding an aircraft to seek resolution and avoid future delays. The affected passengers often have the same or a similar name to someone on the watch list. The DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP) provides a one-stop shop for passengers seeking redress. Secure Flight uses the results of the redress process in its watch list matching process to help prevent future delays for misidentified passengers."
This information is mandatory and must be complied with or may result in civil penalties.