American Airlines has implemented the
Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Secure Flight
program, a behind-the-scenes program that streamlines the TSA's
watch-list matching process with an aim of enhancing the security
of domestic and international commercial air travel.
In accordance with this new TSA policy, American
Airlines customers will now be asked to provide additional
information as part of the Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD)
SFPD is being requested for all customers traveling
on American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection
flights whose reservations are purchased on or after 15 September
2009, but not for tickets issued prior to this date.
When customers make a reservation and purchase their tickets on
aa.com, American Airlines Reservations or through a ticket agent,
they will be asked or prompted to provide the following
• Full Name (first name, middle name and
last name, as it appears on the non-expired government-issued
photo ID they are traveling with)
• Date of Birth
• Redress Number, if applicable. This is a TSA-assigned number to
customers who believe they have been mistakenly matched
to a name on the watch list to help prevent
AAdvantage members are strongly encouraged to update their accounts with
their SFPD. To update an AAdvantage profile on aa.com,
login and go to "My Account", then click the "Contact Information
and Password" tab at the top of the screen.
who do not have an AAdvantage account can simplify their travel
experience with American by enrolling in the AAdvantage program.
As an AAdvantage member, customers can store their SFPD so it can
be automatically retrieved every time you make a
reservation and purchase a ticket on AA.com or with an
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