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corbettw
corbettw writes "I haven't seen this anywhere yet. I got an email from American Airlines detailing a new requirement imposed on them by the Department of Homeland Security. Starting November 1, all passengers in the US will have to submit their personal information (including full name, date of birth, and gender) to DHS, through their airline or travel agent, at least 72 hours in advance. This means you can no longer fly anywhere in the US with less than three-days notice. Did your mother have a stroke and you have to rush to be by her side? Too bad. What about that client two states over who needs some facetime or else they'll bolt to your competitor? Kiss them good-bye. Or do you just want to go to Vegas and have a wild weekend on the spur of the moment? Well, maybe next weekend, instead. Don't you feel so much safer now?"
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DHS Requires Your Travel Plans 72 Hours in Advance

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  • by CTU (1844100)
    More BS from the government :( won't stop anything other then legit travel
  • Here [tsa.gov] it is at the TSA's FAQ page relating to this.
    Here is the text of The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004 [state.gov] (PDF).

    Not having read the full 236 pages of the law, but skimming, I find a lot of language like this:

    ''(G) APPEAL PROCEDURES.-- ''(ii) RECORDS.--The process shall include the establishment of a method by which the Assistant Secretary will be able to maintain a record of air passengers and other individuals who have been misidentified and have corrected erroneous info

  • Q: Can I fly the same day I buy a ticket since I'm required to have SFPD information in my reservation 72 hours prior to departure?
    A: Yes, we will collect and transmit the SFPD to the Department of Homeland Security when we ticket your reservation.

    So, I don't think it does much good, just a pain in the rear for everyone.
    • by tehrhart (1713168) *
      A very good point about not being effective. The loss of privacy within the U.S. is appalling, and the modern implementation of requiring documentation to be presented to government agents for domestic travel is just shameful. At least those of in Europe still have a reasonable alternative in the international high-speed train networks. Today, within continental Europe, one can go to your local train station, buy a ticket across the continent without providing any identification and, within the Schengen cou
  • What a joke, thousands of business people are required to book and travel on the same day. This would hurt the economy badly!!
  • This is all false information. You can still fly within three days. Squash This.
    • You can fly within three days ONLY IF you buy your ticket within three days. You're still required to provide the information, EITHER WAY. So yeah, TFS is overwrought, but the takeaway is: the government is now monitoring (and recording) INTERNAL travel in the U.S. Did Soviet Russia ever do this to that extent?
  • You have no idea what you're talking about. Yes, they require travel information and most have been gathering that info for a while now and you'd know that if you've been on a plane any time recently. But you can still fly anytime, as long as you provide that info to run against the no fly list.
    • From the link provided in the summary:

      If you have reservations for travel on or after November 1, 2010, you need to provide your SFPD at least 72 hours prior to departure. You will not be able to travel without the TSA mandated Secure Flight Passenger Data in your reservation.

      (emphasis theirs)

      If you have not flown before and you do not already have the information on file then American Airlines really seems to be stating you will not be able to travel within 72 hours. Or do you some how interpret this p

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