Skip to comments.TSA Adds a New Twist to Passenger Screening
Posted on 03/21/2009 8:32:00 AM PDT by nuconvert
Just when you thought you had the Transportation Security Administration rules all figured out, here comes a new procedure. Starting sometime in the next few months, you'll have to provide your birth date and gender whenever you buy an airplane ticket. The TSA is giving the airlines some time to change their websites and retrain their phone-reservations agents to be able to implement the agency's new Secure Flight program. Expect the changes on domestic flights by this summer.
The change is supposed to help reduce the number of Americans who are misidentified as individuals on the agency's no-fly and "selectee-for-further-inspection" watch lists. Up until now, airlines have done the work of vetting their passenger manifests for suspect names, but under the new program, the TSA assumes the job of monitoring watch lists full-time and implements "a uniform, efficient matching process."
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A new venue for identity theft.
The government will track everyone's movements.
People with matching names, but mismatched birthday and/or gender will be waived through.
(no terrorist would ever submit an incorrect birthday)
Over the phone or web, how are they supposed to know if you lied about your DOB? There’s also those who aren’t sure what their gender is that day.
Time for the transgender lobby to get into action!
The should have something in place so we’ll know if this will work for the general public. Perhaps do a study of it on a small scale first like have passengers bring their official BC to board Air Force One.
I am from the Govt. I’m here to help
I provide id for every damn thing I do but B. Hussein, I should just take his word on it.
What the hell happened to this country.
What the hell is this "gender" business? The proper word is "sex." The term "Gender" should be confined to linguistics.
I don’t understand this. They ask for your ID at the counter when you check your luggage or get your boarding pass. They ask to see your ID when you go thru security.
What more is giving your DOB when purchasing a ticket going to do?
I have a replacement knee, implanted 5 years ago. I am singled out for full screening every time I board a plane. Does anyone know of a certification that can be obtained through a law enforcement agency (State Police, FBI, whatever...) that tells the TSA that I am not a threat with a titanium joint? I fly a couple times a month and am tired of the 15 minute inch by inch examination. I am on a first name basis with a few of the screening personnel at specific airports, but they still have me assume the position for special clearance.
I'm tired of being tracked.
“People with matching names, but mismatched birthday and/or gender will be waived through.”
There are probably several million of us with the same Biblical Name and a very common Celtic Surname on the no fly list.
I found out a copy of my passport works great to get by this impediment.
Maybe your Dr. would know?
What difference will it make? The TSA will continue to give in depth inspections and everything short of a body cavity search to WWII widows, Korea vets and elderly Catholic priests as they always have.
Looks good on the records they keep, and they need to stay out of trouble for possible “profiling” allegations.
I haven’t flown commercial since 9-11. Won’t fly commercial till they do more than window dressing appearance of security .
.......TSA idiots and a nation that thinks our enemies respect rules and cavity searching wannabe gerbil’s in uniform is a major form of transportation in the sights of terrorist forever !
Just my opinion !
Having seen a lot of TSA folks, I can assure you it is not in their “culture” to cheat and steal. All da be wontin todo is sen you a nice birtday caoid! You know.